crossbar

[ kraws-bahr, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌbɑr, ˈkrɒs- /

noun

a horizontal bar, line, or stripe.
the horizontal bar forming part of the goal posts, as in football and soccer.
a horizontal bar used for gymnastics.
a horizontal bar that rests on uprights and that an athlete must clear in performing the pole vault or high jump.
a horizontal line in some letters of the alphabet, as in capital H.
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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British Dictionary definitions for crossbar

crossbar
/ (ˈkrɒsˌbɑː) /

noun

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