Definition of Crosstie

1. Noun. One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track. "The British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

Exact synonyms: Railroad Tie, Sleeper, Tie
Generic synonyms: Brace, Bracing
Group relationships: Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway



Definition of Crosstie

1. n. A sleeper supporting and connecting the rails, and holding them in place.

Definition of Crosstie

1. a transverse beam [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crosstie

crossrows
crossruff
crossruffed
crossruffing
crossruffs
crosssection
crosssectional
crosssections
crosst
crosstab
crosstabs
crosstabulation
crosstabulations
crosstalk
crosstalks
crosstie (current term)
crosstied
crossties
crosstown
crosstree
crosstrees
crosswalk
crosswalks
crossway
crossways
crosswind
crosswinds
crosswise
crossword
crossword puzzle

Literary usage of Crosstie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Locomotive Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate by George Little Fowler, American Railway Master Mechanics' Association (1906)
"External Frame crosstie for Consolidation (2 — 8—0) Locomotive. i -Jj^— ' < " Figs. 1500-1502. Frame crosstie for Consolidation (2—8—0) Locomotive. ..."

2. Descriptions of Occupations by United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Employment Service (1918)
"INSPECTOR, crosstie INGOT Kindred Occupation: Lumber inspector. Description: Tlie crosstie inspector inspects ties that are to be purchased by the railroad, ..."

3. Opinions of the Solicitor for the Department of Commerce and Labor Dealing by United States (1912)
"When he had almost reached his destination he slipped on a crosstie and stepped into a drain about 12 inches deep. He claims to have felt a pain in the ..."

4. Opinions of the Solicitor for the Department of Labor Dealing with Workmen's by United States (1915)
"It was raining and the night was very dark. When he had almost reached his destination he slipped on a crosstie and stepped into a ..."

5. Track Formulae and Tables: A Handbook of the Theory and Practice of Turnouts by Shelby Saufley Roberts (1910)
"(5) To find the total capitalization of a crosstie that costs $0.55 in the ... (7) To find how much may be paid for a crosstie lasting 16 years to show the ..."

6. The Work of the Railway Carman by Edmond K. Hogan, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America (1921)
"108) and let down the intermediate crosstie timber (No. 233), in order to get the sill out. Before loosening up the truss rods he sets braces under the car ..."

7. Track Formulæ and Tables: A Handbook of the Theory and Practice of Turnouts by Shelby Saufley Roberts (1910)
"(5) To find the total capitalization of a crosstie that costs $0.55 in the ... (7) To find how much may be paid for a crosstie lasting 16 years to show the ..."

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