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.
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    • 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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