• WordNet 3.6
    • n crossheading a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crossheading In mining: A passage driven for ventilation from the airway to the gangway, or from one breast through the pillar to the adjoining working.
    • n crossheading A roadway driven in the solid, or maintained through old workings, to intersect other haulage-roads diagonally or at right angles.
    • n crossheading A roadway driven at less inclination than directly to the rise of the seam.
    • n crossheading In printing, a subheading; a title set in the body of the printed matter at the beginning of a subdivision of the treatment.
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In literature:

The condensers form part of the engine frame, and have guide faces cast on for the crosshead shoes.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884" by Various
The line at Weston consist of a series of posts, 60 ft. apart, with two lines of rods or ropes, supported by crossheads on the posts.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 417" by Various
Besides, the engine crosshead's worn and jumps about.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
To the crosshead is also coupled a lever having its fulcrum on a bracket attached to the boiler; this lever serving to work the feed pump.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
The rack and pinions are of cast steel, as is also the tiller crosshead.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
The piston rod and the crosshead obviously passed through its gun deck in a large hatch.
"Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran" by Howard I. Chapelle
The piston rod and the crosshead obviously passed through its gun deck in a large hatch.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous