Definition of crossbar
: a transverse bar or stripe
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Chicago then scored again when the Timbers left Brandon Vincent unmarked in the box, allowing him to receive a pass and score on a beautiful shot off the crossbar.
While that shot was deflected, Kennedy was in front of the goal and attempted to head it in, but the ball ended up sailing just over the crossbar.
One of the best chances for Russia came in the 72nd when substitute Igo Smolnikov sent his shot over the crossbar from very close range.
Forest Hills Central then added an insurance goal with 5:48 remaining when sophomore Ashley Ward headed in a chance in front of the goal after another prior opportunity hit the crossbar.
Spinell converted her team's third penalty, and then New Trier put its third kick over the crossbar to seal the Fillies' 3-0 win in the shootout.
United attacked persistently early in the second half — Lamar Neagle hitting the crossbar in the 61st minute but the Christos defense didn’t budge.
McCarthy wasn't tested much but had an anxious moment in the 69th minute when Harrisburg hit the crossbar.
Carlos Vela tied the score in the 23rd minute with a 23-yard shot that beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the near post, and Hector Herrera nearly put El Tri ahead in the 71st with a 30-yard free kick that struck 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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