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[[File:Blason ville fr Lusignan-Petit 47.svg|thumb|right|200px|Barry (of ten) argent and azure]]
In [[heraldry]], a '''bar''' is ana [[Ordinarycommon (heraldry)|ordinary]]charge consisting of a horizontal band across the shield. If onlySupposedly oneit baris appearsa across the middlediminutive of the shield,fess; italthough isif termedwhat awould ''[[fess]]'';otherwise ifbe called two or morefesses appear on the same shield, they can only be called bars. Calling the bar a diminutive of the fess is inaccurate, however, because two bars may each be no smallerwider than a fess.<ref name=Fox-Davies119>{{Cite book |last=Fox-Davies |first=Arthur Charles |authorlink=Arthur Charles Fox-Davies |others=Ill. by Graham Johnston |year=1909 |title=A Complete Guide to Heraldry |location=London & Edinburgh |publisher=T.C. & E.C. Jack |page=119}}</ref> LikeAlthough thethere fess,is barsno tooset maywidth bearfor complexthe lines (such as embattledbar, indented,when nebuly,there etc.).<refis name=Fox-Davies119only /> The diminutive form of theone bar (narrower thanon a barfield, yetas wideropposed thanto a cottise) is the barruletfess, thoughit thesemust frequentlybe appearshown inas pairs,narrower the pair termedthan a "barfess gemel"would rather than "two barrulets"be.<ref name=Fox-Davies119 />
 
Like the fess, bars too may bear complex lines (such as embattled, indented, nebuly, etc.).<ref name=Fox-Davies119 /> The diminutive form of the bar (narrower than a bar yet wider than a cottise) is the barrulet, though these frequently appear in pairs, the pair termed a "bar gemel" rather than "two barrulets".<ref name=Fox-Davies119 />
 
==Common ordinaries==