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crosstie Syllabification: cross·tie
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôstī/

Definition of crosstie in English:

noun

US
A wooden or concrete beam laid transversely under the rails of a railroad track to support it.
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.

Words that rhyme with crosstie

pigsty • hogtie • shut-eye

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