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 Additionally, for those in smaller spaces, this treadmill features a detachable handlebar, ensuring the equipment can be neatly tucked away under couches or tables. NBC News, 3 Mar. 2021 There’s a nice-and-loud bell on the left handlebar. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The walker has a pair of orange scissors hanging from the handlebar, for opening mail. Katie Engelhart, The New Yorker, 24 May 2021 Aside from a new set of skimpy clothes and a single-piece handlebar, the Tuono is almost identical mechanically to the RS. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2021 There’s a display window on the handlebar that shows an analog representation of the terrain—twist up to low gear, and the worm inches up to depict a hill. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 16 Mar. 2021 There's a non-slip handlebar, which can be especially helpful if your palms get sweaty, and an extra-wide cushioned seat for comfort. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 29 Oct. 2020 Many ATVs only have a hand brake on the left handlebar for the front brakes, and a foot brake for the rear. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, 14 Oct. 2020 This scooter has an adjustable handlebar up to 38 inches and large 200-millimeter urethane wheels that will deliver a smooth, comfortable ride. Popular Science, 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of handlebar

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Handlebar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handlebar. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of handlebar

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

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