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bar code a set of vertical bars of varying widths containing coded information that can be read by an optical scanner, usu. printed on the labels of consumer goods, on mail, and the like. (Cf. Universal Product Code.)
bar graph a graph in which numerical values of data are represented by bars of equal widths but varying lengths, also known as a bar chart.
bar mitzvah a Jewish ceremony that celebrates a boy's adulthood and the assumption of his religious duties, usu. occurring at the age of thirteen. (Cf. bat mitzvah.) [2 definitions]
bar sinister in heraldry, a bar on a shield that runs diagonally from lower left to upper right, signifying an illegitimate ancestor; bend sinister. [3 definitions]
Bar-B-Que variant of barbecue.
candy bar a sweet in the form of a bar, often made of chocolate or of chocolate along with other ingredients such as caramel, nougat, nuts, and the like, eaten as a snack.
capstan bar a pole inserted in and used as a lever to turn a capstan.
chocolate bar a candy bar made primarily with chocolate.
color bar segregation or discrimination based on race or skin color, usu. as practiced by whites against nonwhites; color line.
double bar two heavy vertical lines on a musical staff used to indicate the end of a piece or of a major subdivision of a piece.
roll bar a very strong metal bar fitted over and across the width of a car or other vehicle that minimizes injury to occupants in the event the vehicle rolls over.
salad bar a self-service counter in a restaurant or cafeteria offering a variety of salad ingredients and dressings.
sickle bar a device consisting of a heavy bar that supports and protects the mowing blades, as of a harvesting machine.
singles bar a bar that serves as a meeting place for young, unmarried people.
snack bar a counter or lunchroom where light meals or snacks are served.
space bar a horizontal bar on a keyboard, as of a typewriter, that produces a blank space rather than a character.
T-bar a metal bar or beam with a cross section resembling a T. [2 definitions]
toll bar a barrier to access, as to a road or bridge, that is lifted after a toll is collected; tollgate.
torsion bar a metal bar that maintains stability under twisting, used in the suspensions of some automobiles.
wet bar a small bar or serving counter equipped with running water.