- Printing. a title or heading filling a line or group of lines the full width of the column.
- Machinery. a sliding member of a reciprocating engine for keeping the motion of the joint between a piston rod and a connecting rod in a straight line.
- Nautical. a crosspiece on a rudderpost by which the rudder is turned.
- Engineering, Building Trades. a transverse timber for transmitting the lifting effort of two or more jackscrews supporting it to the foot of a shore that it supports.Compare shore2(def 1).
Origin of crosshead
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The strains are direct and the power and resistance are equalized by the inertia of the crosshead, piston, rods, and fly wheels.
After the crosshead end is finished, the rod is reversed in the lathe for turning the piston end.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
The crosshead was connected by two connecting rods to the side levers.
There is another pair of connecting rods from the side levers to the crosshead of the air pump.
The piston rod and the crosshead obviously passed through its gun deck in a large hatch.
- printing a subsection or paragraph heading printed within the body of the text
- a block or beam, usually restrained by sliding bearings in a reciprocating mechanism, esp the junction piece between the piston rod and connecting rod of an engine
- nautical a bar fixed across the top of the rudder post to which the tiller is attached
- a block, rod, or beam fixed at the head of any part of a mechanism
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