• WordNet 3.6
    • n crossbar long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts
    • n crossbar game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over
    • n crossbar a horizontal bar that goes across something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crossbar A transverse bar or piece, as a bar across a door, or as the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor to insure its turning fluke down.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crossbar A transverse bar; a bar laid or fixed across another; in an anchor, a round bar of iron, straight or bent at one or both ends, inserted in the shank.
    • n crossbar A small bar in the mechanism of a break-joint breech-loading firearm, which presses out the extractor when the barrels are falling.
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In literature:

If they are of the same length and evenly set up, on screwing up the crossbar they should all tighten equally.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
These consist of three platforms, each equipped with two upright posts of date palm trunks, with a crossbar.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
He hadn't slept nigh so sound two months past, and the crossbar would soothe his slumbers.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The handles are about six feet long and end like a mop-stick, without any crossbar.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But fortunately I had the steel crossbar to cling to, and this saved me.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Make a seat from cardboard or use the end of a small box and suspend from crossbar.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
Across the entrances of these supposed rooms crossbars are laid, just the height of a mine gallery.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
To the middle of this crossbar the end of the twine is tied; No.
"Deadfalls and Snares" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
I want the portside battery loaded with crossbar forward, and langrel aft.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Curiously, she lifted it up, exposing a network of crossbars.
"Clue of the Silken Ladder" by Mildred A. Wirt
After the frames are dry they may be taken from the form, the tail end of each fastened and the crossbars fitted into place.
"Woodcraft" by E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
One of the paddles rested on the crossbars in the bows.
"Canoeing in the wilderness" by Henry David Thoreau
There is a stile of the usual rough crossbar pattern, proclaiming a right of way.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
The masts are never stepped on the floor of the canoe, but always on one of the crossbars or thwarts.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
The crossbar of the H was the Great Hall, about thirty feet square.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
This crossbar may be an old broom handle.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
The horizontal line across the centre gives the crossbar.
"Of the Decorative Illustration of Books Old and New" by Walter Crane
The quadrivalve speculum in the Naples Museum has each end of the crossbar tipped with a fine image of a ram's head.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
On some Phenician monuments there is to be seen, super-added to the cone, a horizontal crossbar on the middle of which rests a handle.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
Straight and true the ball came back to Teddy Naylor, and the next instant it was booted over the crossbar.
"Dick Hamilton's Football Team" by Howard R. Garis

In news:

Women's soccer: Pilots are denied by crossbar in 110th minute, settle for 1-1 tie at Gonzaga.
This slower time scale ensures that the catapult 's motion is abruptly arrested, just as a crossbar halts movement in a manmade catapult .
After blunder with crossbar, Vernon Davis shoots jumpers instead of dunking on TD celebrations.
Eric Reid explains the reminder of the old crossbar that is the last thing the Tigers see before running out to the crowds at Tiger Stadium.
Crossbar-Robot Retrofit Raises the Bar on Pressline Productivity.
Keep the front of your dinghy vehicle looking sharp (and your knees protected) with the Nixtopper crossbar cover from Roadmaster.
Dempsey denied by crossbar and Gomes.
After blunder with crossbar , Vernon Davis shoots jumpers instead of dunking on TD celebrations.
Kouke Kimura broke free and sailed a shot over the crossbar in the 6th minute FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman had to flick away Sanna Nyassi's from 25 yards out in the 23rd.
First a shot by Ursuline 's Molly Huber was punched away by Howell goalkeeper Jennifer Pelley only to have a shot later in the Bears' possession from Tori Belgeri slam the underside of the crossbar and bounce out.
There was no "settling" involved Sunday when David Akers powered a 63- yarder over the crossbar to end the first half against Green Bay.
With his outstretched right hand, a leaping Matt McCormick punched the shot over the crossbar on Monday before his head crashed into the goalpost.
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer knew he had to react quickly when Frank Lampard 's shot crashed off the crossbar and bounced twice during their World Cup game on Sunday.
It wasn't until TCA's Peter Hall lifted his try over the crossbar and Gill 's Bijan Eizadkhah made his try that TCA's dream of a sectional title was postponed for at least another year.
Crossbar after crossbar, save after Henrik Lundqvist save, the Capitals were getting frustrated.

In science:

Standard harps have their strings stretched between the knots tied on the sounding-board and the tuning pegs on the “crossbar” neck placed at specific intervals and at specific distances from the soundboard.
Music in Terms of Science
D) onto the Tera 10 hardware, minimizing inter-nodes communications first, then intra-nodes communications across the QBB crossbar interconnect, then intraprocessors communications.
Sophie, an FDTD code on the way to multicore, getting rid of the memory bandwidth bottleneck better using cache
The Splash 2 system connected sixteen Xilinx 4010 FPGAs in a linear array augmented with a crossbar data path to increase the flexibility of the communication network.
GRAPE-6: A Petaflops Prototype
This allows the mapping of several different algorithms onto the same FLYSIG-prototype processor. In this context a configurable scheduling can be implemented by simple associatively controlled crossbar switches. Furthermore, in the FLYSIG-prototype processor a set of operators is provided with most common operators.
Flysig: Dataflow Oriented Delay-Insensitive Processor for Rapid Prototyping of Signal Processing
Atoll has four independent network interfaces, an 8x8 crossbar switch and four link interfaces in a single chip.
Cluster Computing White Paper
If a broadcast packet enters a crossbar hub, the arbitration logic waits until all output ports are available.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Crossbar-based or hybrid bus/crossbar systems deliver higher memory bandwidth and better scalability but are usually priced higher, and memory consistency management heightens the context switch times of such systems.
Cluster Computing White Paper
CMOS. A key challenge facing nanotechnologies is controlling parallel sets of nanowires (NWs), such as those in crossbars, using a moderate number mesoscale wires.
A Study of VLSI Technology, Wafers and Impact on Nanotechnology
There is a unique tiling for each truth value of the inputs; in one of these four tilings the central crossbar is filled with a tromino, while the other tilings consist entirely of dominoes.
Hard Tiling Problems with Simple Tiles