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A horizontal bar that goes across something.
Game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over.
Long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts.

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"Crossbar" Quotes from Famous Books

... is the cedar bark mat woven of flat strips in horizontal and vertical lines. In beginning wide strips of the inner bark are hung from their centre over a crossbar of wood which is supported at either end by an upright beam. The halves of the strips hanging in front are then split into strands of the desired width and a line of fine twining woven across to hold them securely. ...
— Aboriginal American Weaving • Mary Lois Kissell

... though, now that I knew the extent of my risk, it did not seem half so bad, I reached the crate, changed from the horizontal to the perpendicular opening, kept close to the top with my head and shoulders, and let my legs go down till I could rest them on the crossbar of the crate, made my way to the end round the corner, and reached the place where Barney was anxiously waiting, and then paused for a few moments to rest, ready to wonder at the ease with which I had returned. I said something of the kind to ...
— Sail Ho! - A Boy at Sea • George Manville Fenn

... tube with you, now," whispered Jack. "Crawl well forward—right up to the forward end of the tube—so. Get hold of the crossbar of the cap. Hold on hard. Now, when we close the rear port, and open the forward cap, with a little rush of compressed air, the cap will open forward and up, dragging you out into the water. Now, then, got ...
— The Submarine Boys' Trial Trip - "Making Good" as Young Experts • Victor G. Durham

Words linked to "Crossbar" :   doubletree, whiffletree, game equipment, swingletree, crosspiece, goalpost, whippletree, bar

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