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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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