bar·ré / bäˈrā/ • n. Mus. a method of playing a chord on the guitar or similar instrument with a finger laid across the strings at a particular fret, raising their pitch.
Barre (bă´rē), city (1990 pop. 9,482), Washington co., central Vt., SE of Montpelier; settled late 18th cent., inc. 1894. Granite quarrying, which began in the region in the early 19th cent., is still important. Railroad equipment, machines, and machine tools are manufactured, and Barre is a center for winter sports, hunting, and fishing.
barre / bär/ • n. a horizontal bar at waist level on which ballet dancers rest a hand for support during exercises.