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crosspiece

[kraws-pees, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌpis, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece.
Origin of crosspiece
1600-1610
1600-10; cross- + piece
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crosspiece

/ˈkrɒsˌpiːs/
noun
1.
a transverse beam, joist, etc
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