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  1. not provided or fastened with a bar or bars: an unbarred door.
  2. not marked with stripes or bands.
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Origin of unbarred

First recorded in 1540–50; un-1 + barred


verb (used with object), un·barred, un·bar·ring.
  1. to remove a bar or bars from; open; unlock; unbolt: to unbar a door.
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Origin of unbar

First recorded in 1300–50, unbar is from the Middle English word unbarren. See un-2, bar1
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Examples from the Web for unbarred

Historical Examples

  • She crept to the floor, yawning, tiptoed to the door, and unbarred it.

    The Secret of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

  • Daddy Skinner unbarred the door when he heard Tessibel call his name.

  • But at length she satisfied herself, and unbarred the heavy door, and admitted us.

    Curious, if True

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • All day long he neither opened the door nor unbarred the shutters.

  • “Now you can go,” quietly said Cousin as he unbarred the door.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

British Dictionary definitions for unbarred


verb -bars, -barring or -barred (tr)
  1. to take away a bar or bars from
  2. to unfasten bars, locks, etc, from (a door); open
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