crosshead

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noun cross·head \ˈkrȯs-ˌhed\

Definition of crosshead

  1. 1 :  a metal block to which one end of a piston rod is secured

  2. 2 :  a heading centered usually between portions of text

1827

First Known Use of crosshead

1827

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