pinch bar
Pinch Pinch, n. 1. A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip. [1913 Webster]

2. As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff. [1913 Webster]

3. Pian; pang. ``Necessary's sharp pinch.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also {pinch bar}. [1913 Webster]

{At a pinch}, {On a pinch}, in an emergency; as, he could on a pinch read a little Latin. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pinch bar — pinch′ bar n. bui a kind of crowbar or lever with a projection that serves as a fulcrum Also called wrecking bar • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • pinch bar — n. a kind of crowbar with a pointed, projecting end, used to roll heavy wheels, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pinch bar — noun a lever with a pointed projection that serves as a fulcrum; used to roll heavy wheels • Hypernyms: ↑lever * * * noun : a lever having a pointed projection at one end and used especially to roll heavy wheels compare crowbar * * * a kind of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinch bar — Synonyms and related words: bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, crank, crow, crowbar, handspike, iron crow, jimmy, lever, limb, marlinespike, outrigger, peavey, pedal, prize, pry, ripping bar, spar, treadle, wrecking bar …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pinch bar — a kind of crowbar or lever with a projection that serves as a fulcrum. Also called ripping bar, wrecking bar. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinch-bar — /ˈpɪntʃ ba/ (say pinch bah) noun a kind of crowbar or lever with a projection which serves as a fulcrum …   Australian English dictionary

  • pinch bar — noun Date: 1837 a bar similar in form and use to a crowbar and sometimes having an end adapted for pulling spikes or inserting under a heavy wheel that is to be rolled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinch bar — rod, shaft, staff …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinch´er — pinch «pihnch», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to squeeze between the thumb and forefinger, with the teeth or claws, or with any instrument having two jaws or parts between which something may be grasped: »Father pinched the baby s cheek playfully.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinch — Pinch, n. 1. A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip. [1913 Webster] 2. As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff. [1913 Webster] 3. Pian; pang.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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