Meaning of barre


Pronunciation: (bär), [key]
— n. Ballet.
  1. a handrail placed at hip height, used by a dancer to maintain balance during practice.


Pronunciation: (bä-rā'), [key]
— n. Textiles.
  1. a pattern of stripes or bands of color extending across the warp in woven and knitted fabrics.
  2. a streak in the filling direction when one or more picks are of a color different from that of adjacent picks.
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