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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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Fancy a man who would guard his own life with the in flexibility of a pitiless and immovable fate, being brought to lament that once a crowbar had missed his skull
When police stopped his car in the early hours they found two crowbars, a torch, a pair of gloves, a kitchen knife and a pile of unfranked mail.
Trapped animals will be freed using crowbars, bolt cutters and pliers seized from criminals.
Mrs McAleese added: "If our world is to change, if poverty and neglect is to be cleared then we are going to need a lot of educated crowbars.
Police said Felipe Contreras Diaz, 23, and Johnny Chalo Contreras, 19, both admitted gang members, brandished crowbars and accosted two people at two separate locations.
A QUARTET of masked robbers armed with crowbars who stole cash from a village Co-op are being hunted by police.
The gang went to the shop in a stolen Lexus car and, wearing balaclavas and carrying crowbars, noisily forced their way in.
Two German tourists were injured after confronting thieves armed with crowbars at a Coventry hotel.
TWO men wielding crowbars robbed a security guard, making off with a "large quantity" of money.
At about 11pm on Saturday, August 26, three men wearing balaclavas and carrying a gun and crowbars threatened staff before escaping with the takings.
POLICE are hunting a gang of three masked men armed with crowbars who attacked staff at a hotel before escaping with cash.
THREE masked men threatened a security guard with crowbars during a robbery at a Coventry golf shop in the early hours of today.