Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cylindrical, straight or curved steering bar, usually fitted with handles at each end, as on a bicycle. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The bar used to steer a bicycle, motorbike, or similar vehicle, usually used in the plural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The curved bar connected by a shaft to the front wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle, positioned nearly horizontally in front of the rider's seat, designed to be gripped by the rider while riding, and used to steer the vehicle. Usually used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a bicycle or motor-cycle, the curved bar in front of the rider by which the vehicle is guided by the hands. In the motor-cycle many of the controlling devices are affixed to the handle-bar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle

Etymologies

From handle + bar. (Wiktionary)

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