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 for crossbeam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crossbeam \Cross"beam`\ (-b[=e]m`). n.
     1. (Arch.) A girder.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Naut.) A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable
        is fastened when riding at anchor.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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