Definition of crossbar
: a transverse bar or stripe
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Medranda nodded in a shot in the 54th minute after Soony Saad sent a shot off the underside of the crossbar.
Stevenson first tipped a shot from Caroline Weiss into the crossbar, then sprinted across the goalmouth to make a kick save on Shaina Dudas' rebound from point-blank range.
The best came in stoppage time of the second half when Seth Sinovic’s long-range shot beat Rapids goalie Tim Howard but grazed off the top of the crossbar.
The Sounders have been inches away from goals throughout this season, only to watch the ball ricochet off the crossbar.
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First Known Use of crossbar
CROSSBAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crossbar for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of crossbar for Students
: a piece or stripe placed crosswise or across something
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