crossbeam

[ kraws-beem, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌbim, ˈkrɒs- /
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noun

a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist.

Nearby words

  1. cross-vein,
  2. cross-vine,
  3. crossandra,
  4. crossband,
  5. crossbar,
  6. crossbill,
  7. crossbirth,
  8. crossbite,
  9. crossbody,
  10. crossbolt lock

Origin of crossbeam

First recorded in 1585–95; cross- + beam

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British Dictionary definitions for crossbeam

crossbeam

/ (ˈkrɒsˌbiːm) /

noun

a beam that spans from one support to another
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