Definition of bar sinister in English:

bar sinister


  • popular and erroneous term for bend sinister
    • ‘This bar sinister probably needled your attorneys, most of whom are fine fellows with curly black hair, double-breasted suits, etc., into attempting to enjoin us.’
    • ‘That ‘bar sinister’ had not prevented Royal Meath winning the Grand Steeplechase de Paris and the Conyngham Cup at Punchestown.’
    • ‘The term "bar sinister" is quite simply an impossible term of heraldry.’