tire iron

noun
a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used as a crowbar for removing tires from wheel rims.

Origin:
1850–55

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Example sentences
Well-meaning laments about violence in the media usually leave me wanting to
  bash someone upside the head with a tire iron.
Equip your car for the trip with the tools you'd need for making basic fixes,
  such as a spare tire, jack and tire iron.
And when she does, her father may come looking for you with a tire iron.
What the priest got instead, police say, was a tire iron to the head.
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