cross·​beam | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbēm How to pronounce crossbeam (audio) \

Definition of crossbeam

: a transverse beam

Examples of crossbeam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mark the narrow side of each leg 18 inches from the bottom, line up the crossbeam with the marks, and fasten it with one screw on each side. Robert And Marigold Moritz, Popular Mechanics, 22 May 2021 Some were dragged through the streets with ropes around their necks and hanged from a wooden awning over a sidewalk, a covered wagon or the crossbeam of a corral gate. Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 The magnesium crossbeam running across the instrument panel is more than a modern styling touch; it’s part of the structure of the vehicle. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2020 Drive each decking screw at an angle through the rafter face into the top center of each crossbeam. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2020 The first patent is for a removable roof structure that gets rid of the B-, C-, and D-pillars as well as roof rails and crossbeams, providing a true open-air experience. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, 30 Jan. 2020 When the movie opens, the pillars and crossbeams of the USSR’s police state are still in place, but the foundation is showing cracks. Ty Burr,, 31 July 2019 The 2 x 6 crossbeams are notched to fit over the support beams. Rick Peters, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2016 On the other: their 3,000-square-foot home, also with a cathedral ceiling, massive crossbeams and a sculptural wood staircase to the loft bedroom and balcony. Eric Adler And Aaron Randle, kansascity, 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of crossbeam

1594, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2021

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“Crossbeam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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