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pinch bar

a kind of crowbar or lever with a projection that serves as a fulcrum.
Also called ripping bar, wrecking bar.
Origin of pinch bar
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A pinch-bar, left carelessly by a section gang, caught in the cylinder-cock rigging and tore it off.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
  • Drop me the sledge, and get the pinch-bar under the head o' that couplin'-pin when I drive it up.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for pinch-bar

pinch bar

a crowbar with a lug formed on it to provide a fulcrum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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