Meaning of cross head in English:

cross head

Pronunciation /ˈkrɒs hɛd/


  • 1A bar or block between the piston rod and connecting rod in a steam engine.

  • 2A screw with an indented cross shape in its head.

    • ‘The days when a cross head screwdriver and a little knowledge of the basic trades took you most places are firmly dead and buried.’
  • 3

    (also cross heading)
    A heading to a paragraph printed across a column in the body of a newspaper article.