crosshead

noun
cross·​head | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌhed How to pronounce crosshead (audio) \

Definition of crosshead

1 : a metal block to which one end of a piston rod is secured
2 : a heading centered usually between portions of text

First Known Use of crosshead

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Crosshead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosshead. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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