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crow·bar

 (krō′bär′)
n.
A straight bar of iron or steel, with the working end shaped like a chisel and often slightly bent and forked, used as a lever.
tr.v. crow·barred, crow·bar·ring, crow·bars
To extract, remove, or insert forcibly: "[The newsmagazines] can crowbar stories in as late as Sunday and still be out on Monday" (Edwin Diamond).

[crow + bar.]

crowbar

(ˈkrəʊˌbɑː)
n
(Tools) a heavy iron lever with one pointed end, and one forged into a wedge shape

crow•bar

(ˈkroʊˌbɑr)

n.
a steel bar, usu. flattened and slightly bent at one or both ends, used as a lever.
[1740–50, Amer.; so called because one end was beak-shaped]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crowbar - a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedgecrowbar - a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
jim crow - a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails
jemmy, jimmy - a short crowbar; "in Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy"
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Translations
مُخُل، عَتَلـة حَديديّـه
sochor
brækjernkobenløftestang
sorkkarauta
emelõrúd
kúbein
palanchinopiede di porco
dalbalaužtuvas
lauznis
páčidlosochor
kofot
manivelâ

crowbar

[ˈkrəʊbɑːʳ] Npalanca f

crowbar

[ˈkrəʊbɑːr] nlevier m, pince f à levier

crowbar

[ˈkrəʊbɑːʳ] npiede m di porco

crowbar

(ˈkrəubaː) noun
a large iron stake with a bend at the end, used to lift heavy stones etc.
References in classic literature ?
As yet my iron crowbar was the most helpful thing I had chanced upon.
said the robber, poising a crowbar, which he had drawn from under the bedstead.
It was a crowbar, that pitiful sum of money accumulated by two years of crucifixion.
Stand off," Mikolka screamed frantically; he threw down the shaft, stooped down in the cart and picked up an iron crowbar.
I wish the crowbar had smashed my skull ten years ago.
He made use sometimes of the hilt of his sword as an additional help: introducing it between ribs that were too rebellious, making it take the part of a lever or crowbar, to separate husband from wife, uncle from nephew, and brother from brother.
Broke both his arms with the crowbar," Bud supplemented.
Towards that small and ghostly hour, he rose up from his chair, took a key out of his pocket, opened a locked cupboard, and brought forth a sack, a crowbar of convenient size, a rope and chain, and other fishing tackle of that nature.
At my own writing-table, pushed into a corner and cumbered with little bottles, Joe now sat down to his great work, first choosing a pen from the pen-tray as if it were a chest of large tools, and tucking up his sleeves as if he were going to wield a crowbar or sledgehammer.
The miners, also, taking a crowbar with them, often wander on Sundays over the mountains.
That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken handspikes and iron crowbars.
These defensive weapons were accompanied by pickaxes, crowbars, saws, and other useful implements, not to mention clothing adapted to every temperature, from that of polar regions to that of the torrid zone.