The common term meaning bar or the lines drawn perpendicularly across the staff to divide it into measures. The barline came into use in music after 1600. Other variants of the barline are the double barline and the final barline.See also double barline, final barline, bar.Also [Eng.] barline; [Fr.] barre; [Ger.] Taktstrich; [It.] stanghetta; [Sp.] divisorias.