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a heavy iron lever with one pointed end, and one forged into a wedge shape
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
An iron or steel bar that is usually bent and has a wedge-shaped working end; used as a lever and for prying.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A steel bar, one end of which is flattened; sometimes slightly bent; used for heavy prying, and as a lever for moving heavy objects.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.