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.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of space bar
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for space bar
a horizontal bar on a typewriter that is depressed in order to leave a space between words, letters, etc
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