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[kraws-beem, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌbim, ˈkrɒs-/
a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist.
Origin of crossbeam
1585-95; cross- + beam Unabridged
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Examples from the web for crossbeam
  • The traveling bar evidently crushed his head against the horizontal crossbeam.
  • Second, a concrete crossbeam is placed on top of the two columns.
  • The only time nooses were put on the gallows crossbeam was for an execution.
  • Once the concrete cured, crews set forms to place concrete for the crossbeam.
  • Place the box on an interior crossbeam flush with a barn wall or directly on the wall itself.
  • He also believed the aft crossbeam was not properly secured to the bulkhead.
  • The existing crossbeam and column cap were replaced with a new cast-in-place concrete crossbeam.
  • Today the crossbeam sags under the weight of two bull elk, one cow elk, and a big whitetail buck.
  • The mid-arch cast-in-place key would coincide with the crossbeam.
  • Dual trusses were used to minimize the structure width, which in turn minimizes the crossbeam depth.
British Dictionary definitions for crossbeam


a beam that spans from one support to another
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