un·​bar ˌən-ˈbär How to pronounce unbar (audio)
unbarred; unbarring; unbars

transitive verb

: to remove a bar from : unbolt, open

Examples of unbar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the 3-on-3 overtime period, both teams had a physical game unbarred by the officials. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbar was in the 14th century

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“Unbar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbar. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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un·​bar ˌən-ˈbär How to pronounce unbar (audio)
unbarred; unbarring
: to remove a bar from : unbolt

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