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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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Examples from the web for crossbar
  • Includes full instructions on how to attach the mount to the handlebars, the stem, or the crossbar.
  • They take a taxi home and see his stepson riding his bicycle behind the cab, with his stepdaughter on the crossbar.
  • Gray or beige woollens with bright-red, yellow, or green crossbar plaids are used in jackets with plain skirts.
  • The rotors are connected to a crossbar on a large steel beam that is held in place by four legs cemented into the seabed.
  • It was formed by two forked stakes and a crossbar, with rafters slanted from this to the ground.
  • Fifteen yards on, at a crossbar, a soldier leapt into the road.
British Dictionary definitions for crossbar

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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