crash bar

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crash bar

[′krash ‚bär]
(engineering)
A bar that is installed on a panic exit device located on a door and serves to unlock the door and, sometimes, to activate an alarm.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

crash bar

The cross bar of a panic exit device; serves as a push bar to actuate the panic hardware.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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