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crossbar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossbar  \Cross"bar`\  (-b[aum]r`),  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crossbar 
  n  1:  a  horizontal  bar  that  goes  across  something 
  2:  horizontal  bar  to  be  jumped  or  vaulted  over 
  3:  long  thin  horizontal  piece  between  two  vertical  posts 




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