crosspiece definition

  • noun:
    • A transverse or horizontal piece, at the time of a structure or implement.
    • A horizontal or transverse beam or comparable member that expands across or perpendicular to anything.
    • A bar or wood linking two knightheads or two bitts.
    • an item of any structure which will be fitted or framed crosswise.
    • A bar or wood connecting two knightheads or two bitts.
    • overall, some material of any sort put or fastened across whatever else.
    • Nautical:
    • In anatomy, the fantastic white transverse commissure associated with the brain; the corpus callosum, or trabs cerebri. See corpus.
    • A small cross-guard of a sword or dagger, scarcely big enough to guard the hand, such as many Roman swords.
    • Same as crosspatch.
    • a transverse support
    • a horizontal ray that runs across some thing

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