wrecking bar
noun Date: 1924 a small crowbar with a claw for pulling nails at one end and a slight bend for prying at the other end

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  • wrecking bar — ☆ wrecking bar n. a small crowbar with a chisel like point at one end and a curved claw at the other * * * …   Universalium

  • wrecking bar — ☆ wrecking bar n. a small crowbar with a chisel like point at one end and a curved claw at the other …   English World dictionary

  • wrecking bar — noun a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge • Syn: ↑crowbar, ↑pry, ↑pry bar • Derivationally related forms: ↑pry (for: ↑pry) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrecking bar — wreck′ing bar n. bui pinch bar • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • wrecking bar. — See pinch bar. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • wrecking bar. — See pinch bar. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar — 01. I can t afford to go to the [bar] tonight because I spent too much last week. 02. My favorite [bar] offers free appetizers, like chicken wings, on Friday nights. 03. Superman is able to bend a steel [bar] in half with his bare hands. 04. The… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • bar — Synonyms and related words: Hershey bar, Maypole, abscind, accent, accent mark, achievement, ait, alehouse, alerion, ambo, amputate, animal charge, annihilate, annulet, anticipate, arch dam, archipelago, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. barrier, obstacle; barroom (See drinking); hurdle; legal profession, court, bench; rod, bolt, rail; measure; stripe. See lawsuit, length. v. forbid; exclude, restrict, reject; lock, bolt, fasten. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • bar — n 1. rod, pole, shaft, stake, stick, sprag, Archaic. scape; crosspiece, Naut. crosshead, Naut. spar, Naut. boom, Naut. batten, Naut. fib. 2.(all of gold or silver) ingot, wedge, block, lump, nugget. 3. shoal, shallow, reef, coral reef or head;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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