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  • (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
    • spectators were not allowed past the bar
  • a heating element in an electric fire
    • an electric fire with three bars
  • a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
  • a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
  • a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
    • a bar of chocolate
  • a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
    • a green toad with small black stripes or bars
    • may the Stars and Stripes forever wave
  • the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    • he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
  • a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
    • the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river
  • (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
    • unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter
  • the act of preventing
    • there was no bar against leaving
    • money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza
  • an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
    • it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar
  • musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song
  • a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
    • there were bars in the windows to prevent escape
  • a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar
  • a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • secure with, or as if with, bars
    • He barred the door
  • expel, as if by official decree
    • he was banished from his own country
  • render unsuitable for passage
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road
  • prevent from entering; keep out
    • He was barred from membership in the club
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