Definitions of crosspiece
  1. noun
    a horizontal beam that extends across something
    synonyms: crossbeam, trave, traverse
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    type of:
    long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  2. noun
    a transverse brace
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    long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts
    rundle, rung, spoke
    one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
    round, rung, stave
    a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
    cross thwart, thwart
    a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
    transom, traverse
    a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    type of:
    brace, bracing
    a structural member used to stiffen a framework
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