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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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A DAD found himself in the dock after swinging a crowbar at a neighbour when she complained about his children going into her garden.
Claire Smith, prosecuting, said: "The accused struck Mr Wood on the head with the crowbar.
Mr Haigh had been left with a broken elbow after being beaten with a crowbar in a "sustained" attack, in an innocent woman's garden.
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* Release the pressure on the crowbar or pinch bar.
But Brian loved it when ANDREW CHAPMAN - husband of Janice Battersby star VICKY ENTWHISTLE - presented the crowbar.
One insider said: "When Brian was given the crowbar he was in stitches.
But despite using a crowbar, which has not been recovered, the pair could not gain entry and fled the scene.
One of the yobs, armed with a crowbar, then hit him in the head.
The woman said her life "flashed before her eyes" when she saw the men - one armed with a crowbar - enter through the back door of the shop as she was cashing up.
A spokesperson for the force said: "Two male suspects entered the premises carrying a crowbar and threatened staff and a customer.
The second suspect then assaulted the teenager by hitting him in the back with what was believed to be a crowbar.