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A bar serving simple grilled meals, which may be eaten at the bar counter; a combined bar and grill-room; an informal restaurant serving simple meals.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Delphos (Ohio) Daily Herald. From bar + and + grill.
bar and grill/ˌbɑːr (ə)n(d) ˈɡrɪl/
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