wrecking bar

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wreck·ing bar

A small crowbar with a claw at one end and a slight curve at the other end.
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wrecking bar

(Tools) a short crowbar, forked at one end and slightly angled at the other to make a fulcrum
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pinch′ bar`

a kind of crowbar or lever with a projection that serves as a fulcrum. Also called wrecking bar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrecking bar - a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedgewrecking bar - 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
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Britons with a wrecking bar and sledgehammer walking away from a wrecked bridge between the UK and Europe.
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Pushing harder against the jaw lever causes the nail to be pulled out, or pulled enough to use hammer claws or a wrecking bar claw to pull the nail.
He described the implement as a "wrecking bar" that was about 2ft long, made from metal and used for lifting floorboards.
And then, I "saw" my spade and a wrecking bar on top easing the stone up from the ground, giving me leverage.
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