space bar


noun

a horizontal bar on a typewriter keyboard that is depressed in order to resume typing one space to the right.
a horizontal bar on a computer keyboard that is depressed in order to move the cursor one space to the right or, often, to perform some function in a program.

Nearby words

  1. spaak,
  2. spaak, paul henri,
  3. spaatz,
  4. space,
  5. space age,
  6. space biology,
  7. space blanket,
  8. space cadet,
  9. space capsule,
  10. space carrier

Origin of space bar

First recorded in 1885–90

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