horizontal pole / overhead bar

English translation: grab rail

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English term or phrase:horizontal pole / overhead bar
Selected answer:grab rail
Entered by: Amel Abdullah

05:38 Mar 26, 2012
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
English term or phrase: horizontal pole / overhead bar
For the life of me, I can't remember what the thing you hang onto in the bus or train is called...I mean, the overhead horizontal pole you grasp while standing. If anyone can help me remember the proper term, I would be grateful.
Amel Abdullah
Jordan
grab rail
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Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 19:44
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Thanks for your help!
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grab rail


Explanation:
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Example sentence(s):
  • A significant part of the bus would be devoted to a standing area, with plenty of grab rails and poles, while a small section could have normal seating.

    Reference: http://www.countrybus.org/merlswft/merlin.html
Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 19:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks for your help!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
13 mins
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  B D Finch
1 hr
  -> Thanks, BD!
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