1. Secured by, or furnished with, crossbars. Milton.
2. Made or patterned in lines crossing each other; as, crossbarred muslin.
(Cross"beak`) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Crossbill.
1. (Arch.) A girder.
2. (Naut.) A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable is fastened when riding at anchor.
(Cross"-bear`er) n. (R. C. Ch.) A subdeacon who bears a cross before an archbishop or
primate on solemn occasions.
(Cross"bill`) (Law) A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, against the
plaintiff, respecting the matter in question in that suit. Bouvier.
In criminal practice, cross bills of indictment for assault, in which the prosecutor in once case is the
defendant in another, may be tried together.
(Cross"bill`), n. (Zoöl.) A bird of the genus Loxia, allied to the finches. Their mandibles are
strongly curved and cross each other; the crossbeak.
(Cross"-birth`) n. (Med.) Any preternatural labor, in which the body of the child lies across
the pelvis of the mother, so that the shoulder, arm, or trunk is the part first presented at the mouth of
(Cross"bite`) n. A deception; a cheat. [Obs.]
(Cross"bite"), v. t. To deceive; to trick; to gull. [Obs.]
(Cross"bones`) n. pl. A representation of two of the leg bones or arm bones of a skeleton,
laid crosswise, often surmounted with a skull, and serving as a symbol of death.
Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious emblems of mortality.
(Cross"bow`) n. (Archery) A weapon, used in discharging arrows, formed by placing a bow
crosswise on a stock.
(Cross"bow`er) n. A crossbowman.[Obs.]
(Cross"bow`man) n. One who shoots with a crossbow. See Arbalest.