Definition of crosstie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrôstī/


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.

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Syllabification: cross·tie

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