bar chord

/ˈba kɔd/ (say 'bah kawd)

one of the series of chords formed by consistently shortening the strings of a lute or guitar by using the index finger as a bar across the finger board, while using the remaining fingers to form chord configurations based on suitable chords in the unbarred position.
Also, barré chord.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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