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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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Police received reports of three men entering the shop with crowbars and wearing balaclavas.
A SHOPKEEPER has told how he wrestled with a masked thug who was trying to rob his store armed with a crowbar.
Last night, nightwalkers smashed with crowbars the glass window case of our offices in Disy-ite Paralimni.
A BURGLAR was convicted of attacking a policeman with a crowbar after he admitted the attack in a whisper while giving evidence in court.
A SECURITY guard was hit across the face by two masked men wielding crowbars when he was collecting cash from a Walsall oce complex.
The four thugs, armed with crowbars, raided the house on December 13 and made away with [euro]30,000 and some jewellery.
THIS is the moment thieves attempted to smash their way into a cash machine using crowbars.
They went into a sports club and then a pub - and both times demanded everyone to hand over their valuables while threatening them with crowbars.
Three men who were believed to be wielding crowbars entered a Portakabin at the location.
Pc Doherty chased the four burglars, who were equipped with crowbars, on foot.
A gang of masked raiders armed with crowbars fled empty-handed from a pub after the landlady hit one of them with a golf club.
Trapped animals will be freed using crowbars, bolt cutters and pliers seized from criminals.