Definition of backbar

1 : a horizontal bar in the chimney of an open fireplace on which to hang a vessel over the fire
2 : the shelf or counter space along the wall or backing of a bar area

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First Known Use of backbar

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Backbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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