Pronunciation: (krôs'trē", kros'-), [key]
1. Naut.either of a pair of timbers or metal bars placed athwart the trestletrees at a masthead to spread the shrouds leading to the mast above, or on the head of a lower mast to support the platform or top.
2. Carpentry.a heavy crossbeam.
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