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crossover

[′krȯs‚ō·vər]
(civil engineering)
An S-shaped section of railroad track joining two parallel tracks.
A connection between two pipes in the same water supply system or a connection between two water supply systems.
(electricity)
A point at which two conductors cross, with appropriate insulation between them to prevent contact.
(electronics)
The plane at which the cross section of a beam of electrons in an electron gun is a minimum.
(engineering)
The portion of a draw works' drum containing grooves for angle control so the wire rope can cross over to begin a new wrap. Also known as angle-control section.
(genetics)

crossover

1. A connection between two pipes in the same water-supply system, or between two water-supply systems containing potable water.
2. A pipe fitting shaped like the letter U with the ends turned outward; used where one pipe crosses another in the same plane; also called a crossover fitting.
3. In an auditorium, a passage which usually parallels the rows of seats, forming a connection between aisles.
4. At the rear of a stage in a theater, a passageway that permits an actor to pass from one side of the stage to the other side without being seen by the audience.
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