Cross Stroke

A horizontal stroke that intersects the stem of a lowercase t or f.

Definition: The horizontal stroke across the stem of a lowercase t or f is a cross stroke. Although often used interchangeably, the cross stroke differs from an arm and a crossbar because it intersects/crosses over the stem. The varying positioning, thickness, and slope of the cross stroke is an identifying feature of many type designs.

Also Known As: arm, crossbar

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