- Railroads. a tie.
- a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.
Origin of crosstie
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Examples from the Web for crosstie
A century is required to produce a fence post, and 200 years for a crosstie.
It is third among the crosstie woods of the United States, the combined cut of oaks standing first, and the pine second.
Woodlot owners will not wait much longer than the seventy-five or one hundred years required to grow trees of crosstie size.
About eighty years are required to grow a white oak of crosstie size.