One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- popular and erroneous term for bend sinister
- ‘That ‘bar sinister’ had not prevented Royal Meath winning the Grand Steeplechase de Paris and the Conyngham Cup at Punchestown.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The term "bar sinister" is quite simply an impossible term of heraldry.’
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