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[kraws-bahr, kros-]
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  1. a horizontal bar, line, or stripe.
  2. the horizontal bar forming part of the goal posts, as in football and soccer.
  3. a horizontal bar used for gymnastics.
  4. a horizontal bar that rests on uprights and that an athlete must clear in performing the pole vault or high jump.
  5. a horizontal line in some letters of the alphabet, as in capital H.
  6. the horizontal top bar on the frame of a man's bicycle.
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Origin of crossbar

First recorded in 1550–60; cross- + bar1
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Related Words for crossbar

girder, scaffolding, joist, shaft, pillar, pole, plank, timber, sill, bar, tread, degree, level, grade, rod, board, round, stage, crosspiece

Examples from the Web for crossbar

Historical Examples of crossbar

  • He pulled it back the length of the crossbar and it brought the string with it, stretching it taut.

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin

  • No, this is a cow camp on the Crossbar Range in the middle of Arizona.

    The Grain Ship

    Morgan Robertson

  • At the bottom of the ladder was a strong metal rung or crossbar.

    The Flying Reporter

    Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss

  • The pole and the crossbar mark the four divisions of a corn shock.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer

  • This crossbar is used for a handle to push or pull the truck.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer

British Dictionary definitions for crossbar


  1. a horizontal bar, line, stripe, etc
  2. a horizontal beam across a pair of goalposts
  3. a horizontal bar mounted on vertical posts used in athletics or show-jumping
  4. the horizontal bar on a man's bicycle that joins the handlebar and saddle supports
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