cross bar

crossbar

[kraws-bahr, kros-]
noun
1.
a horizontal bar, line, or stripe.
2.
the horizontal bar forming part of the goal posts, as in football and soccer.
3.
a horizontal bar used for gymnastics.
4.
a horizontal bar that rests on uprights and that an athlete must clear in performing the pole vault or high jump.
5.
a horizontal line in some letters of the alphabet, as in capital H.
6.
the horizontal top bar on the frame of a man's bicycle.

Origin:
1550–60; cross- + bar1

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crossbar (ˈkrɒsˌbɑː)
 
n
1.  a horizontal bar, line, stripe, etc
2.  a horizontal beam across a pair of goalposts
3.  a horizontal bar mounted on vertical posts used in athletics or show-jumping
4.  the horizontal bar on a man's bicycle that joins the handlebar and saddle supports

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