Definition of crosstie in English:


Syllabification: cross·tie
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌtī


A wooden or concrete beam laid transversely under the rails of a railroad track to support it.
More example sentences
  • He hammered a silver spike into a railroad crosstie.
  • The organization promotes the economical and environmentally sound use of wood crossties.
  • He argues that tests on household plants growing next to old crossties found no creosote residue.

Definition of crosstie in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day envenom
Pronunciation: enˈvenəm
put poison on or into; make poisonous