crosspiece crosspiece  /ˈkrɔ ˌspis/


  1. (n) a horizontal beam that extends across something
  2. (n) a transverse brace



  • From each platform rose two heavy beams, supporting a heavy crosspiece with a hook for the rope in the middle.


  • We've Got Issues, But Connecticut's Not Texas

    On Wednesday, the rainbow gay pride flag flew at the governor's residence by order Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The flagpole is shaped like a lower case "t" with the American flag at the top. The gay flag flew from one end of the lower crosspiece. On the other end was the official Connecticut Lotto flag that says "Have you played today?"        
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

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