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 Two crossbeam poles lift the roofline enough for a six-foot tester to stand up, and tilt the sidewalls outward, yielding enough elbow room to keep three men comfortable without any turf wars. Ryan Stuart, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 To create a transition from the lower pylons to the pylon head, crews will construct a crossbeam to connect the lower legs as a unified structure. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 10 Mar. 2022 Twenty-year-old Nevan Carling pulled himself on to a crossbeam. Shawn Mccreesh, Curbed, 17 Aug. 2021 In his bedroom, a metal crossbeam was bolted into the ceiling; a hook fastened to the beam could slide from side to side. New York Times, 21 July 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of crossbeam

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Crossbeam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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