cross tied

crosstie

[kraws-tahy, kros-]
noun
1.
Railroads. a tie.
2.
a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; cross- + tie

crosstied, adjective
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crosstie

noun
one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper" [syn: tie
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