crosspiece

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cross- +‎ piece

NounEdit

crosspiece (plural crosspieces)

  1. A horizontal or transverse beam or similar member that extends across or perpendicular to something.
  2. (nautical) A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts; a timber over the windlass, with pins for belaying the running rigging.

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