crosspiece


cross·piece

noun \ˈkrs-ˌpēs\

: something (such as a piece of wood) that is placed or that lies across something else

Full Definition of CROSSPIECE

:  a horizontal member (as of a structure)

Examples of CROSSPIECE

  1. The carpenter attached a crosspiece to each side of the frame to give extra support to the roof.

First Known Use of CROSSPIECE

1706

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