The next thing is the frame—the gunwale, ribs, and cross-bars.
“The cross-bars of a ladder ought to be round,” said Phonny.
So saying, Stuyvesant took down the piece which he had intended for the cross-bars.
Stuyvesant was now ready to nail the cross-bars to the side pieces of the ladder.
It was composed of seventeen bars and fourteen cross-bars, and was circular.
A portcullis is a sort of door formed of cross-bars of iron, like a gate.
They are sufficiently long to allow of being secured to all the cross-bars.
Cross-bars and bows snapping at start, return for repairs, II, 99.
They put in some cross-bars, which cross on the trimmed-off branches.
These cross-bars, in their turn, support others in ever-changing directions.