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Meaning of CROSSHEAD

Pronunciation:  'kros`hed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  metal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth
  2. [n]  a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text

CROSSHEAD is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crossheading
 See Also: block, head, header, heading, steam engine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cross"head`\ (-h?d), n. (Mach.)
A beam or bar across the head or end of a rod, etc., or a
block attached to it and carrying a knuckle pin; as the solid
crosspiece running between parallel slides, which receives
motion from the piston of a steam engine and imparts it to
the connecting rod, which is hinged to the crosshead.