Definition of crosspiece in English:

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crosspiece

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒspiːs/

noun

A beam or bar fixed or placed across something else: tall pillars of brick with wooden crosspieces
More example sentences
  • I clung to a crosspiece between two beams, to catch my breath.
  • I cover bramble rows with a fine mesh net, placing stakes with T-shaped crosspieces every 6 feet to keep the mesh from getting entangled with the plants.
  • Skittles come shaped like mushrooms or as small thin posts with metal crosspieces.

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