Definition of colour bar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


colour bar

BrE BrE//ˈkʌlə bɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlər bɑːr//
(especially US English color bar, color line) [usually singular] Race
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a social system which does not allow black people the same rights as white people South Africa’s colour bar made marriages between different races illegal. See related entries: Race

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