han·​dle·​bar | \ ˈhan-dᵊl-ˌbär How to pronounce handlebar (audio) \

Definition of handlebar

: a straight or bent bar with a handle at each end specifically : one used to steer a bicycle or similar vehicle usually used in plural

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Recent Examples on the Web Their flat handlebars and upright riding position ensure good visibility for city rides, stop/starts, and hitting up the farmer’s market, but aren’t as comfortable for long endurance rides. Christine Frietchen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Bikes for Every Type of Ride," 28 May 2020 After the second World War and the huge expansion of public education and suburbia, the job of paper boy or girl took on the look many envision today – the young person tossing papers over the handlebars of their bike. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Junior carriers, having served the Tristate for decades on their paper routes, are being retired," 7 May 2020 Workers greeting customers at the entrance used disinfectant wipes to clean the handlebars of every shopping cart wheeled through the doors. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "Coronavirus prompts a run on hand sanitizer, other germ-killing products," 3 Mar. 2020 Theft: West Bridge Street An unlocked black BMX Haro bicycle, with a silver skull under the handlebars, was stolen between 5:45-6 p.m. Dec. 19 from outside Dollar Tree, 40 West Bridge. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Wanted man wrestles with police; intoxicated woman causes vehicle crash: Berea police blotter," 27 Dec. 2019 If someone slips up and utters it, they are required to grab a makeshift pair of bicycle handlebars, head to the outfield wall and jog from pole-to-pole along the warning track. oregonlive, "‘We can’: How Mitch Canham has quickly brought Oregon State baseball ‘family’ closer together," 6 Mar. 2020 Prosecutors filed charges against Lazarion M. Gaillard on Wednesday after matching DNA evidence left on the handlebars of a mountain bike that Gaillard had apparently been riding prior to the car theft. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Complaint: Car thief took off with 4-year-old and abandoned vehicle on random street," 13 Mar. 2020 The bike has rainbow beads in the spokes and green and black handlebars. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 1 Apr. 2020 Citi Bike handlebars and seats and the Starbucks door pull. Sunset Magazine, "The New Rules of Grocery Shopping Under Quarantine," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of handlebar

1844, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2020

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“Handlebar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handlebar. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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: a straight or bent bar with a handle at each end that is used to steer a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.

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