crossbar

noun
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 Pruitt creatively looped her shot over Smith, down under the crossbar, and into the net. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Royals lose 2-0 to OL Reign to wrap up a strange 2020 season," 18 Oct. 2020 There was then a torrid spell with each side missing two consecutive penalties each, including both goalkeepers blazing their attempts over the crossbar. Ben Church, CNN, "Both goalkeepers miss as AC Milan wins marathon 24-penalty shootout," 2 Oct. 2020 The football hit the left upright, fell to the crossbar and bounced back into the end zone, enshrining the kick in Chicago sports infamy as the Double Doink. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Browns promote Cody Parkey to kick in NFL Thursday night game," 14 Sep. 2020 The football hit the left upright, fell to the crossbar and bounced back into the end zone, enshrining the kick in Chicago sports infamy as the Double Doink. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Browns promote Cody Parkey to kick in NFL Thursday night game," 14 Sep. 2020 Joevin Jones crossed the ball to Ruidiaz at the near corner of the six-yard box and Ruidiaz, facing Jones, somehow redirected the ball with surprising power just underneath the crossbar. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, "Portland Timbers resume regular season with lopsided loss to rival Seattle Sounders," 24 Aug. 2020 The Loons’ best chances until Lod’s goal might have been Kamara’s header in the 26th minute and Hassani Dotson’s rising strike from distance in the 43rd minute that went just over the crossbar. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, "Late disallowed goal drops Minnesota United 2-1 in Columbus," 23 Sep. 2020 After regrouping, Butker striped the next placement, wheeling and raising his arms in triumph before the ball sailed over the crossbar. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Patrick Mahomes the difference (again) as Chiefs rally past Chargers," 20 Sep. 2020 The football hit the left upright, fell to the crossbar and bounced back into the end zone, enshrining the kick in Chicago sports infamy as the Double Doink. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Browns promote Cody Parkey to kick in NFL Thursday night game," 14 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of crossbar

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Crossbar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crossbar. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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crossbar

noun
How to pronounce crossbar (audio)

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

crossbar

noun
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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