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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crosshead  \Cross"head`\  (-h?d),  n.  (Mach.) 
  A  beam  or  bar  across  the  head  or  end  of  a  rod,  etc.,  or  a 
  block  attached  to  it  and  carrying  a  knuckle  pin;  as  the  solid 
  crosspiece  running  between  parallel  slides,  which  receives 
  motion  from  the  piston  of  a  steam  engine  and  imparts  it  to 
  the  connecting  rod,  which  is  hinged  to  the  crosshead. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crosshead 
  n  1:  a  heading  of  a  subsection  printed  within  the  body  of  the 
  text  [syn:  {crossheading}] 
  2:  metal  block  that  connects  to  a  piston;  it  slides  on  parallel 
  guides  and  moves  a  connecting  rod  back  and  forth 




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