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Webster 1913 Edition


Crossbar

Cross′barˊ

(-bärˊ)
,
Noun.
A transverse bar or piece, as a bar across a door, or as the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor to insure its turning fluke down.
Russell.
Crossbar shot
,
a projectile which folds into a sphere for loading, but on leaving the gun expands to a cross with a quarter ball at the end of each arm; – used in naval actions for cutting the enemy’s rigging.

Definition 2023


crossbar

crossbar

English

Noun

crossbar (plural crossbars)

  1. Any transverse bar or piece, such as a bar across a door, or the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor.
  2. (sports) The top of the goal structure.
    • 2012 April 22, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0-1 West Brom”, in BBC Sport:
      The effervescent Suarez then went close again as he worked space for a shot after a mazy run but could not keep his close-range shot below the crossbar.
  3. The top tube of a bicycle frame.

Synonyms

  • (bar through the shank of an anchor): stock
  • (top of goal structure): bar

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