cross-tail definition

  • noun:
    • A bar in a steam motor connecting the finishes regarding the part rods or levers of a backaction or side-lever engine.
    • A bar linking the finishes of side rods or levers of a backaction or side-lever engine.
    • In a back-action steam-engine, the crosspiece which connects the side-bars during the contrary end from cross-head. The connecting-rod such machines reaches from cross-tail on crank.

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