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[kraws-tahy, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌtaɪ, ˈkrɒs-/
Railroads. a tie.
a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.
Origin of crosstie
1805-15, Americanism; cross- + tie
Related forms
crosstied, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for crosstie
  • Tom-Su walked with his eyes fastened to every crosstie at his feet.
  • crosstie center cracks are vertical cracks extending transversely or across the crosstie.
  • However, the implication of this discovery for crosstie systems is important.
  • The ability to optimize crosstie configurations also seems to be an important area for future research.
  • In several areas retaining walls of crosstie cribbing are used for stabilizing slopes.
  • The ubiquitous wooden railroad crosstie is becoming obsolete.
  • Let's look at the effects of crosstie abrasion in more detail.
  • As the work crew proceeded eastbound on the track, a smoldering railroad crosstie ignited a large, fast-moving brush fire.
  • Reports were also optimistic about increases in crosstie prices.
  • All of the awnings were changed from metal to fabric and crosstie bays were revised to be equal width.

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