crossbeam

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Etymology[edit]

cross +‎ beam

Noun[edit]

crossbeam (plural crossbeams)

  1. A horizontal structural beam that runs perpendicular to the primary support beams; a girder.
    The workman hung a light from a crossbeam between the main joists.
  2. (nautical) A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable is fastened when riding at anchor.

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