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handlebar (n.)

also handle-bar, 1867 in reference to bicycles, from handle (n.) + bar (n.1). Handlebar mustache is from 1932, American English, from similarity of shape; the comparison, if not the phrase, dates to at least 1911.

updated on May 18, 2015

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Definitions of handlebar from WordNet

handlebar (n.)
the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle;
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