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

Definition of crossbeam

: a transverse beam

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The 2 x 6 crossbeams are notched to fit over the support beams. Rick Peters, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard," 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, "The new ‘east of Troost’: Chef’s kitchens, lap pools, $600K homes — and class tension," 5 Oct. 2017 March.’ Thirteen ropes dangled from the crossbeam of the scaffold, a chair in front of ever rope, six on one side, seven on the other. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Seeking justice for the mass hanging of black soldiers after the bloody 1917 Houston riots," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of crossbeam

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crossbeam was in 1594

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