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toolbar

[tool-bahr] /ˈtulˌbɑr/
noun, Computers.
1.
a row or rows of buttons on a display screen that are clicked on to select various functions in a software application or web browser.
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British Dictionary definitions for tool-bar

toolbar

/ˈtuːlˌbɑː/
noun
1.
a horizontal row or vertical column of selectable buttons displayed on a computer screen, allowing the user to select a variety of functions
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Contemporary definitions for tool-bar
noun

a row or strip of clickable icons or buttons on a Web browser or other software application that activates frequently needed functions

Word Origin

1989

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toolbar

n.

1960 as a frame fitted to a tractor to hold tools; from tool (n.) + bar (n.1). Computer sense is attested from 1991.

Among 100-odd new features in Excel 3.0 is a row of "buttons" on the screen called the Toolbar. Located under the pull-down menus, the Toolbar provides rapid access to frequently used commands. ["Popular Science," April 1991.]

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