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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 of crosstie
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; cross- + tie
Related forms
crosstied, adjective
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  • Woodlot owners will not wait much longer than the seventy-five or one hundred years required to grow trees of crosstie size.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • A century is required to produce a fence post, and 200 years for a crosstie.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • About eighty years are required to grow a white oak of crosstie size.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It is third among the crosstie woods of the United States, the combined cut of oaks standing first, and the pine second.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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