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space bar

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Definition of space bar in English:


A long key on a typewriter or computer keyboard for making a space between words.
Example sentences
  • Participants pressed the space bar of the keyboard to respond.
  • And while you're at it, work out how to use the space bar on your keyboard!
  • Sandra tapped the space bar a couple of times, wondering if perhaps her computer had simply gone crazy and opened some old, archived message in the hard drive.

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