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- n. A bar used to hitch a horse to a carriage.
- n. A horizontal bar to which horses are tethered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rail or bar set horizontally upon posts, and having rings or holes, to which horses are tethered or hitched: commonly fixed in front of a tavern.
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He led us to a hitching-bar where two farm-wagons were tied, and I saw the foreign family crowding into one of them.
Mrs. McFarlane met him at the hitching-bar, and it required but a glance for him to read in her face a troubled state of mind.
Tavern, and were refreshing themselves with stout glasses of "Old Rye," while their horses, tethered side by side to the pegs in the long hitching-bar, pawed and stamped impatiently.
a hitching-bar where two farm wagons were tied, and I saw the foreign family crowding into one of them.