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2 definitions found
 for Crosspiece
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crosspiece \Cross"piece`\ (kr?s"p?s`; 115), n.
     1. A piece of any structure which is fitted or framed
        crosswise.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Naut.) A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two
        bitts.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crosspiece
      n 1: a horizontal beam that extends across something [syn:
           trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspiece]
      2: a transverse brace

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