Crosshead



[kraws-hed, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌhɛd, ˈkrɒs-/

noun
1.
Printing. a title or filling a line or group of lines the full width of the column.
2.
Machinery. a sliding member of a reciprocating engine for keeping the motion of the joint between a piston rod and a connecting rod in a straight line.
3.
Nautical. a crosspiece on a rudderpost by which the rudder is turned.
4.
Engineering, Building Trades. a transverse timber for transmitting the lifting effort of two or more jackscrews supporting it to the foot of a shore that it supports.
Compare 2 (def 1).
/ˈkrɒsˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(printing) a subsection or paragraph heading printed within the body of the text
2.
a block or beam, usually restrained by sliding bearings in a reciprocating mechanism, esp the junction piece between the piston rod and connecting rod of an engine
3.
(nautical) a bar fixed across the top of the rudder post to which the tiller is attached
4.
a block, rod, or beam fixed at the head of any part of a mechanism

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