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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.
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He then used controls to override the entry code, downing the plane as the captain tried to break back in with a crow bar.
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