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

Examples of handlebar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember, however, to not put heavy items on the handlebar to avoid the stroller tipping. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2022 Has a screen attached to her handlebar at the end of the dolly. Scott King, Forbes, 2 June 2022 First, the user applies force by gripping and pushing the handlebar forward. Will Briskin, Popular Mechanics, 22 May 2022 Then, engage your shoulders, arms and back to pull the handlebar back. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 Alchemy Bicycles is offering $1,000 off both the Arktos 29 bike and Arktos 29 ST Complete mountain bike, and a free Enve M7 Mountain handlebar with the purchase, using the code GETOUTSIDE. The Editors, Outside Online, 19 Aug. 2020 The moose broke my handlebar, my stanchions, and my brake. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, 7 Mar. 2022 Jenna Allerson, owner of Apple Valley and Farmington Moms on the Run in Minnesota, recommends shoppers look for a model that isn’t too bulky and comes with an adjustable handlebar so that runners of varying heights can enjoy using it. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 7 Apr. 2022 There’s also a surprisingly large amount of lockable onboard storage, a 12V power port to recharge small devices and an adjustable handlebar and windscreen. Josh Max, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of handlebar

1844, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2022

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“Handlebar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handlebar. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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