[kraws-pees, kros-]
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Origin of crosspiece

First recorded in 1600–10; cross- + piece Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for crosspiece

Historical Examples of crosspiece

  • Yes; they are fastened to that crosspiece, you see; and when I pull them, it moves the rudder.

    The Boat Club

    Oliver Optic

  • The crosspiece should now revolve with the screw as an axis.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • For a neck, button a cuff around the pole between the crosspiece and head.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • To get this angle, tapering blocks are fastened to the crosspiece ends, as shown.

  • The crosspiece at the rear is cut on the angle of the springboard.

British Dictionary definitions for crosspiece


  1. a transverse beam, joist, etc
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