Definition of Crosshead

1. Noun. A heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text.

Exact synonyms: Crossheading
Generic synonyms: Head, Header, Heading



2. Noun. Metal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth.
Generic synonyms: Block
Group relationships: Steam Engine

Definition of Crosshead

1. n. 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.

Definition of Crosshead

1. Noun. A metal beam that connects a piston to a connecting rod in an engine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crosshead

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crosshead

crossgender
crossgrade
crossgraded
crossgrades
crossgrading
crossgrained
crossguard
crossguards
crosshair
crosshairs
crosshatch
crosshatched
crosshatches
crosshatching
crosshatchings
crosshead (current term)
crossheading
crossheads
crossing
crossing guard
crossing guards
crossing number
crossing one's fingers
crossing over
crossing swords
crossing the aisle
crossing the floor
crossing the line
crossings
crossish

Literary usage of Crosshead

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"When an engine is working steam ahead, the crosshead is always held up against the top guides; but when it is worked backwards, the crosshead bears on the ..."

2. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1893)
"Piston or crosshead velocity. — In a number of cases the velocity, v, of the crank-pin in the direction of its path may be treated as constant, ..."

3. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1891)
"Piston or crosshead velocity.—In a number of cases the velocity, v, of the crank-pin in the direction of its path may be treated as constant, ..."

4. Practical Marine Engineering for Marine Engineers and Students: With Aids by William Frederick Durand (1901)
"The bolts holding the slipper to the crosshead are then removed and the crosshead forced over by screw or hydraulic jack or other convenient means, ..."

5. Hydraulic Power and Hydraulic Machinery by Henry Robinson (1893)
"nished at one of its ends with the cupping die E. The plunger B being forced forward by water admitted through a valve by the gearing F, the crosshead ..."

6. The Locomotive Up to Date by Charles McShane (1920)
"Blocking the crosshead. It is considered better practice to block the crosshead securely ... Blocking the crosshead at the back end is preferable, however, ..."

7. Machine Drawing: The Principles of Graphic Expression as Illustrated by by Gardner Chase Anthony (1910)
"Assembly drawing for a crosshead. Fig. 113 illustrates the sketches for a ... It will be observed that the taper for the two ends of the crosshead pin is ..."

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