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crosstie

cross·tie

crosstie

 
pronunciation:
kraws taI
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a transverse timber or rod used to support a longitudinal beam or rail.
railway crossties
definition 2: two lengths of rope or chain attached at one end to opposite posts or walls and at the other end to either side of the halter of a horse or other large animal being restrained for grooming, medical attention, or the like.
derivation: crosstied (adj.)