space bar
space bar space bar or space key space key (Mach., Computers) A bar or key, in a typewriter, typesetting machine, or other keyboard (as a computer keyboard), used to insert a space between letters. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • space bar — ˈspace bar noun [countable] COMPUTING the long key at the bottom of a computer keyboard that you press to make a space * * * space bar UK US (also spacebar) noun [C, usually singular] IT ► on a computer keyboard, the long bar below the letter …   Financial and business terms

  • space bar — space ,bar noun count the long narrow bar at the front of a computer keyboard that you press to make a space between words when you are typing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • space bar — space′ bar n. cmp a horizontal bar on a typewriter or computer keyboard that is pressed to insert a space • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • space bar — n. a bar, as at the bottom of a typewriter keyboard, pressed to leave a blank space or spaces rather than to produce a character …   English World dictionary

  • space bar — n the wide key at the bottom of a computer ↑keyboard or ↑typewriter that you press to make a space …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • space bar — ► NOUN ▪ a long key on a typewriter or computer keyboard for making a space between words …   English terms dictionary

  • space bar — noun the bar shaped typewriter key that introduces spaces when used • Hypernyms: ↑key • Part Holonyms: ↑typewriter keyboard * * * noun 1. : a bar (as on a typewriter) that on each depression causes the carriage to move one space to the left 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Space bar — The space bar, spacebar, or space key, is a key on an alphanumeric keyboard in the form of a horizontal bar in the lowermost row, significantly wider than other keys. Its main purpose is to conveniently enter the space, e.g., between words during …   Wikipedia

  • space bar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms space bar : singular space bar plural space bars computing the long narrow bar at the front of a computer keyboard that you press to make a space between words when you are typing …   English dictionary

  • space bar — n. (on a typewriter) to press a space bar * * * (on a typewriter) to press a space bar …   Combinatory dictionary

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