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crowbar

a heavy iron lever with one pointed end, and one forged into a wedge shape

crowbar

[′krō‚bär]
(design engineering)
An iron or steel bar that is usually bent and has a wedge-shaped working end; used as a lever and for prying.
(electricity)
A device or action that in effect places a high overload on the actuating element of a circuit breaker or other protective device, thus triggering it.

crowbar, crow

A steel bar, one end of which is flattened; sometimes slightly bent; used for heavy prying, and as a lever for moving heavy objects.
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Jason Charlton, whose Katherine Street home is on the opposite side of the lane to the Hall family's home, was in his back yard working on his motorbike and had gone to his shed for a crow bar to remove a tyre.
What fascinated me wasn't their point of view, which was basically that I should be dragged behind a truck or beaten to death with a crow bar.
com/poolecho Anya Horwood, prosecuting, told jurors that the men in the dock: Gary Keating, 30; Anthony Bushell, 29; Thomas Whittingham, 27 and Anthony White, 29 were "members of a criminal fraternity" who, along with others, attacked cash machines with crow bars, cutting tools and angle grinders to get at the cash cassette tapes within.
Jason Charlton, whose Katherine Street home is on the opposite side of the lane to the Hall family's home, was in his back yard and had gone to his shed for a crow bar to change a tyre on his motorbike.
But Steve, 39, wasn't so lucky as masked assassin Lizzie took her frustration out on him and battered him with a crow bar during a vicious road rage attack.
A MASKED burglar has been jailed for 10 years after beating a bed-bound man with a crow bar.
They forced entry through an upper fire door using a crow bar, and were captured on CCTV going into the staff area.
Once all the staff were inside, the second offender, who is believed to have been armed with a crow bar, entered and took money from the safe and the till trays that were in the process of being emptied.
Using a crow bar, the perpetrators forced open locked petrol caps and emptied the tanks of the cars between 6pm and 9pm.
Two men, carrying a crow bar and screw driver, stole cigarettes and scratchcards from Bell Service Station in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, at around 1.
I've found all sorts of things from the garden including a crow bar and an old wartime water pump but never anything as exciting as this.