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crosspiece

[ kraws-pees, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌpis, ˈkrɒs- /
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noun
a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece.
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Origin of crosspiece

First recorded in 1600–10; cross- + piece
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British Dictionary definitions for crosspiece

crosspiece
/ (ˈkrɒsˌpiːs) /

noun
a transverse beam, joist, etc
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