Definition of Colour bar

1. Noun. Barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites.

Exact synonyms: Color Bar, Color Line, Colour Line, Jim Crow
Generic synonyms: Ideological Barrier

Definition of Colour bar

1. Noun. The segregation of people of different colour or race, especially any barrier to black people participating in activities with white people. ¹

2. Noun. (printing) A pattern of varying tonal density that enables visual and numeric comparisons to be made across multiple printed sheets or pages. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colour Bar

colostrum corpuscle
colour-contrast microscope
colour TV
colour TV tube
colour aberration
colour agnosia
colour bar (current term)
colour bars
colour blind
colour charge
colour charges
colour code
colour codes
colour constancy
colour force
colour forces
colour in
colour line
colour match
colour of law

Literary usage of Colour bar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"In this there would be a paragraph (Article 2) from which might be deduced the non-existence of any colour bar in the formation of the Colonial Assembly. ..."

2. Season of Hope: Economic Reform Under Mandela And Mbeki by Alan Hirsch (2005)
"The 'job colour bar' began as protection for white workers in skilled ... Under the apartheid government, the job colour bar rigidified to the point that ..."

3. Vocational Education and Training in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study by Salim Akoojee, Simon A. McGrath, Anthony Gewer (2005)
"By the early 1970s, the moving upwards of the colour bar and the 'white flight' from craft work led to a growing corporate investment in technical training ..."

4. The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Bart., M.P. by Stephen Lucius Gwynn, Gertrude M. Tuckwell (1917)
"... which recognized a colour-bar, and in the opinion of some at least in South Africa, the essence of the position was secured. ..."

5. The Pan-Angles: A Consideration of the Federation of the Seven English by Sinclair Kennedy (1915)
"With the statement falls necessarily his inference from it, that 'a colour bar cannot be logically pleaded as prohibitive.' The United States did not wage ..."

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