han·​dle·​bar | \ ˈhan-dᵊl-ˌbär \

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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And then there’s handlebar height, which often comes down to personal preference. Haley Shapley, SELF, "5 Essential Tips for Adjusting Your Indoor Bike Seat," 13 Oct. 2018 This isn’t the first Labo kit to simulate a vehicle; the first Variety Kit included a motorbike handlebar that later gained Mario Kart 8 Deluxe compatibility. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Nintendo announces Labo vehicle kit with cardboard car, submarine, and plane," 27 July 2018 Another change is in the fork/handlebar attachment system. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 Kiox is magnetically connected to the base that's attached to your handlebars. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Bosch's New On-Board Computer Is the Unbreakable Brain of Your E-Bike," 29 Aug. 2018 Riders use the companies’ apps to find scooters, The Times reported, and scan codes on the handlebars to unlock them. Frank Miles, Fox News, "LA's newest category of crime: 1st conviction for 'scooting' under the influence," 28 Sep. 2018 The electric motor settings are controlled via a small computer on the left handlebar. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review," 14 July 2018 Seen: Video of motocross star Eli Tomac (the son of Mountain Bike Hall of Famer John) stuffing the front wheel of his machine so hard that the twisting action of the handlebars dislocated one shoulder to the anterior and the second to the posterior. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "19 Lessons I Learned from Extreme Sports Pros," 25 June 2018 But the bikers come anyway, astride choppers and ape hangers, V-Twins shaking the wet pavement, and a rope or two hanging off handlebars—to whip cars that get too close. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Beer and Bikes in the Black Forest—And All for a Good Cause," 31 May 2018

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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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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