Definition of water bar in US English:

water bar

noun

  • 1Building. A bar or strip inserted lengthwise inside the sill of an external door or window to prevent water getting in.

  • 2Papermaking. Each of a pair of additional wires in a mould, between the outer chain wire and the edge; an impression in paper of a line produced by such a wire.

  • 3Engineering. A tubular bar in a fire grate or boiler through which water is passed to be heated.

  • 4US. A low ridge made slantwise across a sloping road or track to divert surface water to one side.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From water + bar.

Pronunciation

water bar

/ˈwɔːtə ˌbɑː/