crosspiece (plural crosspieces)

  1. A horizontal or transverse beam or similar member that extends across or perpendicular to something.
  2. (nautical) A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts; a timber over the windlass, with pins for belaying the running rigging.
  • German: Steg, Quersteg, Traverse, Traversleiste, Kreuzverstrebung, Kreuzstück, Holm

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