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crossbar

[kraws-bahr, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbɑr, ˈkrɒs-/
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
1550-1560
1550-60; cross- + bar1
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-bar

crossbar

/ˈkrɒsˌbɑː/
noun
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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