cross·​bar ˈkrȯs-ˌbär How to pronounce crossbar (audio)
: a transverse bar or stripe

Examples of crossbar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any Arsenal fans watching the Bayern warmup will likely have been experiencing an ominous sense of déjà vu after Kane’s first shot –- on his weaker left foot –- kissed the underside of the crossbar on its way towards the top corner. Matias Grez, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 But Manning was able to just get a piece of it to punch it over the top of the crossbar. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for crossbar 

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crossbar was in 1562

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“Crossbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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cross·​bar ˈkrȯs-ˌbär How to pronounce crossbar (audio)
: a bar, piece, or stripe placed crosswise or across something

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