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double bar

noun, Music.
a double vertical line on a staff indicating the conclusion of a piece of music or a subdivision of it.
Origin of double bar
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The brothers had just sense enough left to put up all the shutters, and double-bar the door, before they went to bed.

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  • Their first answer was to bar and double-bar the said gates; their second, to send respectful messages to their king.

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  • "Don't you be led into no sich foolishness," said a 'double-bar H' cow-puncher at the other end of the table.

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  • A double-bar consists of two vertical lines across the staff, at least one of the two being a heavy line.

British Dictionary definitions for double-bar

double bar

(music) a symbol, consisting of two ordinary bar lines or a single heavy one, that marks the end of a composition or a section within it
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