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crossbeam

[kraws-beem, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbim, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist.
Origin of crossbeam
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; cross- + beam
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crossbeam

/ˈkrɒsˌbiːm/
noun
1.
a beam that spans from one support to another
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