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crosstie

[kraws-tahy, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌtaɪ, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
Railroads. a tie.
2.
a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; cross- + tie
Related forms
crosstied, adjective
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