Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

crosspiece

play
noun cross·piece \ˈkrȯs-ˌpēs\

Simple Definition of crosspiece

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

Full Definition of crosspiece

  1. :  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.



1706

First Known Use of crosspiece

1706


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up crosspiece? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ