Lewis & Short

vāra, ae, f.

  1. I. A wooden horse or trestle for spreading nets upon; hence, prov.: sequitur varam vibia, one evil follows the other, Aus. Idyll. 12 praef. monos.
  2. II. A forked pole for spreading nets upon, Luc. 4, 439; to support a bough, Col. 5, 9, 2.