Definition of crosstie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrôstī/ /ˈkrɔstaɪ/


  • A wooden or concrete beam laid transversely under the rails of a railroad track to support it.

    ‘He hammered a silver spike into a railroad crosstie.’
    • ‘The organization promotes the economical and environmentally sound use of wood crossties.’
    • ‘He argues that tests on household plants growing next to old crossties found no creosote residue.’