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crowbar

[kroh-bahr] /ˈkroʊˌbɑr/
noun
1.
Also called crow. a steel bar, usually flattened and slightly bent at one or both ends, used as a lever.
verb (used with object), crowbarred, crowbarring.
2.
to pry open, loosen, etc., with a crowbar:
We had to crowbar a window to get in.
Origin of crowbar
1740-1750
1740-50, Americanism; crow1 + bar1; so called because one end was beak-shaped
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crowbar

/ˈkrəʊˌbɑː/
noun
1.
a heavy iron lever with one pointed end, and one forged into a wedge shape
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Word Origin and History for crowbar
n.

1748, with bar (n.1), earlier simply crow (c.1400); so called from its "beak" or from resemblance to a crow's foot; or possibly it is from crows, from Old French cros, plural of croc "hook."

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