panic bar


a bar that spans an emergency exit door on its interior and opens the latch when pressure is applied.

Nearby words

  1. panhoss,
  2. panhuman,
  3. panhypopituitarism,
  4. panic,
  5. panic attack,
  6. panic bolt,
  7. panic button,
  8. panic buying,
  9. panic disorder,
  10. panic grass

Origin of panic bar

First recorded in 1925–30

Also called panic bolt. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019