colour bar

noun

Definition of colour bar

British
:a set of customs or laws that does not allow black people to do the same things or be in the same places as white people

Word by Word Definitions

colour play
  1. : chiefly British spelling of color

bar play
  1. : a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide and has any of various uses (as for a lever, support, barrier, or fastening)

  2. : a solid piece or block of material that is longer than it is wide

  3. : a usually rigid piece (as of wood or metal) longer than it is wide that is used as a handle or support

  1. : to fasten with a long, narrow piece of wood, metal, or other material : to fasten with a bar (see 1bar 1a)

  2. : to place bars across to prevent ingress or egress

  3. : to mark with straight stripes, bands, or lines that are much longer than they are wide : to mark with bars (see 1bar 4) : stripe

  1. : except

  1. : a unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals

  1. : weight : pressure


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