from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a vehicle, a bar on the hinder end of the fore hounds, resting on the coupling-poles, and sliding on them when the wagon turns. Also called slider, sweep-bar.
  • n. A strong bar or pole, one of two which couple and hold in position the front and rear sleds of a logging-sled.


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