Definitions

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

  • n. A bar across the rear of a tractor for hitching machinery.
  • n. A railroad coupler.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An open-mouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.
  • n. A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car.
  • n. A device to couple a powered road vehicle to a load to transfer tractive effort to the load, either as a push or as a pull. (See also Wikipedia:Drawbar)
  • n. A sliding bar on a Hammond organ, controlling the volume of a waveform.
  • n. A device for changing the tools on milling machines

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.
  • n. A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bar used to connect two railroad-cars or locomotives. See drag-bar.
  • n. A bar, or one of a set of bars, in a fence, which can be drawn back or let down to allow passage, as along a road or path.

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

  • n. a strong metal bar bearing a hook to attach something to be pulled

Etymologies

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draw +‎ bar

Examples

  • The fufador consists of a wooden drawbar, which is fastened to the yoke of the draft animals, a leg and a shovel-like plow body.

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  • And because I installed the winch on a Superwinch portable winch platform, the unit slipped into the front receiver nearly as easily as if I were sliding in a Class III drawbar.

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  • Not anymore, though; the last time I went browsing through new keyboards at the local gear shop, the sampling models were few and tucked into the back corner, crowded out by digitally recreated pianos, digitally recreated drawbar organs, and even digitally recreated analog synthesizers.

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  • From drawbar at the rear to sun canopy at the front she measures about 21 feet, and across she's about 14 feet.

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  • The advantages with the drawbar are improved maneuverability, smaller headland (6 m instead of 10 m with chain) and easier reversing in the case of obstacles (Becker, 1987).

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  • Furthermore, strong draft forces are placed on the contact point between the plowbody and the drawbar.

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  • The beam ard usually has a curved wooden drawbar through which a working tool, for example a peg or the plow beam, is pierced.

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  • For the protection of the animals, especially on slopes, either the roller is covered or the attachment of a drawbar is necessary.

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  • The handle is connected separately to the plowbody or drawbar.

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  • They are designed according to the traditional concept, however they consist of metal except for the drawbar.

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  • The organ player typically has control over which of these supplementary pipes he wants to blow air through by pulling and pushing levers, or drawbars, that direct the flow of air. Knowing that clarinets have a lot of energy in the odd harmonics of the overtone series, a clever organ player could simulate the sound of a clarinet by manipulating drawbars in such a way as to recreate the overtone series of that instrument.
    Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (New York: Penguin Random House, 2007), p. 48

    June 19, 2017

  • Sliding wooden bar used to secure a door in the closed position.

    August 25, 2008