heart tie

noun

Definition of heart tie

: a railroad crosstie with sapwood one fourth or less the width of the tie at the top measured at a point 20 inches to 40 inches from the middle of the tie

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“Heart tie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20tie. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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