crosshead

noun

cross·​head ˈkrȯs-ˌhed How to pronounce crosshead (audio)
1
: a metal block to which one end of a piston rod is secured
2
: a heading centered usually between portions of text

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crosshead was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Crosshead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosshead. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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