the work of excluding some body by a bad vote or veto
- of club
late 14c., "act of fastening with a bar," spoken noun from bar (v.). Meaning "exclusion" is from 1630s. As a preposition, "excepting, excluding," its from belated 15c. Schoolhouse prank of barring out the teacher was at use before 1728.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of club
With renewed caution, the pair followed the chalk arrow, not the stones, expecting any minute to find someone barring their return.