- a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist.
Origin of crossbeam
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Examples from the Web for crossbeam
He did not pass under the crossbeam of the gate, but flew over it like a bird.
Fortunately our compass had been fastened with long screws to a crossbeam.The Smoky God
Willis George Emerson
Many of these had been demolished, or broken at the crossbeam.Catastrophe and Social Change
Samuel Henry Prince
Your heart hangs by a string from a crossbeam in the castle.The Shoemaker's Apron
Solomon, the big rooster, was perched on a crossbeam, head tucked under his wing.Make Mine Homogenized
- a beam that spans from one support to another
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