double bar

Origin of double bar

First recorded in 1665–75
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Examples from the Web for double bar

Historical Examples of double bar

  • The brothers had just sense enough left to put up all the shutters, and double-bar the door, before they went to bed.

    The Ontario Readers

    Ontario Ministry of Education

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

    Joan of Arc

    Laura E. Richards

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

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

    Wild Animals I Have Known

    Ernest Thompson Seton


British Dictionary definitions for double bar

double bar

noun
  1. 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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