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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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He manages to get hold of a crow bar that Billy has foolishly left within reach.
LED ZEPPELIN, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd might not trouble the charts too often these days but they are drumming up great business for the expanding Crow Bar group of pubs.
However, this would have been forgiven had there not been so many attempts to crow bar in political agendas and had the love scenes not been so cringe-making.
But she said by March, 2013, they developed their tactics to "jemmying open the front of the ATM using a crow bar, inserting a pipe with a mixture of gases which were then ignited with a flame - often matches taped to a wire - which would then cause an explosion.
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 robber stormed a shop and raided the till with a crow bar.
In the break -ins at Whitchurch Golf Club on December 14 and March 3, the gang again used a crow bar and forced open the roller shutter doors at the pro shop before smashing the glass in the door and carrying away all of the clubs in the shop.
Two men, carrying a crow bar and screw driver, stole cigarettes and scratchcards from Bell Service Station in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, at around 1.
With a name like Crow Bar, I wondered if maybe someone had their tongue in their cheek naming a Paisley bar after something you use to break into cars.
You can also visit the Crazy Crow Bar and Bistro for a tasty meal, and the Bistro is also open on Friday and Saturday evenings for food and drinks.
Robbers wearing balaclavas threatened staff at a video shop with a crow bar and handgun during a raid in Birmingham.