Meaning of crosshead
Pronunciation: (krôs'hed", kros'-), [key]
- a title or heading filling a line or group of lines the full width of the column.
- a sliding member of a reciprocating engine for keeping the motion of the joint between a piston rod and a connecting rod in a straight line.
- a crosspiece on a rudderpost by which the rudder is turned.
- a transverse timber for transmitting the lifting effort of two or more jackscrews supporting it to the foot of a shore that it supports. Cf. shore (def. 1).
- crosshead (Thesaurus)