handlebars

handlebar

[han-dl-bahr]
noun
1.
Usually, handlebars.
a.
the curved steering bar of a bicycle, motorcycle, etc., placed in front of the rider and gripped by the hands. See illus. under bicycle.
2.
a bar or rod, usually of metal and having a handle at one end, used for handling, guiding, or maneuvering some object.

Origin:
1885–90; handle + bar1

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handlebars (ˈhændəlˌbɑːz)
 
pl n
(sometimes singular) a metal tube having its ends curved to form handles, used for steering a bicycle, motorcycle, etc

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