crowbar

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Etymology[edit]

From crow (crow (bird)" also "metal lever, crowbar) +‎ bar, probably because the forked end looks like a crow's foot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹoʊˌbɑɹ/
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Noun[edit]

A crowbar

crowbar (plural crowbars)

  1. An iron or steel bar, often with a flattened end which may also be hook-shaped, to be used as a lever to manually force things apart.
    Synonyms: wrecking bar, jemmy, jimmy, prybar, pinchbar, nail bar, prise bar
  2. An electrical circuit that prevents an overvoltage from causing damage.
  3. A type of cocktail made with only Crown Royal whiskey and lemon lime soda.

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Verb[edit]

crowbar (third-person singular simple present crowbars, present participle crowbarring, simple past and past participle crowbarred)

  1. (transitive) To use force to move. To prise.

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