transversary

noun
trans·ver·sa·ry | \tran(t)sˈvərsərē, -nzˈ-\
plural -es

Definition of transversary 

: a crosspiece on a nautical cross-staff

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History and Etymology for transversary

Latin transversarium crossbeam, from neuter of transversarius situated transversely, from transversus transverse + -arius -ary

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