a horizontal handrail held onto while doing ballet exercises
Origin of barreFrench
- A handrail fixed to a wall, as in a dance studio, used by ballet dancers as a support in certain exercises.
- A fingering technique used with fretted stringed instruments in which a finger is laid across the fretboard to stop all or several strings at once.
Origin of barreFrench, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *barra, of Gaulish origin.