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  1. cross-head

    In mechanical engineering, a crosshead is a mechanical joint used as part of the slider-crank linkages of long reciprocating engines (either internal combustion or steam) and reciprocating compressors to eliminate sideways force on the piston. Also, the crosshead enables the connecting rod to freely move outside the cylinder. Because of the very small bore-to-stroke ratio on such engines, the connecting rod would hit the cylinder walls and block the engine from rotating if the piston was attached directly to the connecting rod like on trunk engines. Therefore, the longitudinal dimension of the crosshead must be matched to the stroke of the engine.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cross-head

    In a steamer's engine, is on the top of the piston-rod athwart the cylinder; and there is another fitted to the air-pump, both having side-rods. (See CYLINDER CROSS-HEAD.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cross-head in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cross-head in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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