Adjective "handlebar" definition and examples

(Handlebar may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhand(ə)lbɑː/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The steering bar of a bicycle, motorbike, scooter, or other vehicle, with a handgrip at each end.
  1. as modifier 'handlebar tape'
  2. 'If your handlebars slip in the stem clamp, that can be dangerous when you slam on your brakes.'
  3. 'I remember driving around the Warner studio with him on the bicycle handlebars, just cruising around the lot.'
  4. 'Radio signals send that data to a computer mounted on the handlebars for the cyclists to read.'
  5. 'So I made sure I kept my hands on the handlebars and waited to lift them in celebration until I was well and truly over the finishing line.'
  6. 'Spade spun sideways narrowly avoiding getting scraped by the scooter's handlebars.'
  7. 'Sure, other steel handlebars have been made before for track sprinters who insist on steel for stiffness.'
  8. 'Such baskets dangle from the handlebars of the bicycles, mopeds and motorbikes which are the transport of the masses.'
  9. 'Bicycle enthusiasts might want a set with handlebars, though it's unclear what purpose the handlebars serve.'
  10. 'Changing partners in the House of Commons is about as helpful as wrapping your handlebars in blue tape rather than red.'
  11. 'The distracted cyclist flew over the handlebars and landed on the pavement.'

More definitions

1. Usually, handlebars. the curved steering bar of a bicycle, motorcycle, etc., placed in front of the rider and gripped by the hands. handlebar moustache.

2. a bar or rod, usually of metal and having a handle at one end, used for handling, guiding, or maneuvering some object.

More examples(as adjective)

"extensions can be handlebar."

"moustaches can be handlebar."