cross·​bar | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbär How to pronounce crossbar (audio) \

Definition of crossbar

: a transverse bar or stripe

Examples of crossbar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lexi Terry bending in a corner kick that went off the crossbar. Glenn Graham,, 7 Nov. 2021 Senior Rylan Earl recovered a rebound off the crossbar and quickly struck back net for the opening goal, putting the Bombers ahead 1-0 in the fourth minute. Evan Merrill, The Enquirer, 5 Nov. 2021 Galaxy keeper Jonathan Bond two-hand his header off the crossbar to preserve the draw and give the Galaxy their first point at Lumen Field since 2017. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Liam Bennett sent a header high off a free kick from Carreon and Danny Olsen ripped a shot off the crossbar off Carreon’s cross. Steve Millar,, 30 Oct. 2021 This happened moments after Pastrnak’s shot-pass to Bergeron in the slot was tipped off the crossbar., 24 Oct. 2021 Tesho Akindele nearly scored in the same manner in the second half, but the referee did not elect to use VAR to see if his shot ricocheted off the crossbar and over the goal line before bouncing back into play. Julia Poe,, 17 Oct. 2021 In the 58th minute, veteran goalscorer Chris Wondolowski came inches from putting San Jose back into the lead, sending his header off the crossbar. Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2021 With 20 minutes left to go in the game, senior Bridger Blackwelder just missed a laser over the crossbar from inside the 18. James Weber, The Enquirer, 11 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of crossbar

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crossbar was in 1562

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28 Nov 2021

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“Crossbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crossbar

: a bar that joins two posts (such as goalposts in soccer or hockey)
: the bar that goes between the seat and the handlebars of a bicycle


cross·​bar | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbär How to pronounce crossbar (audio) \

Kids Definition of crossbar

: a piece or stripe placed crosswise or across something

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