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wrecking bar

noun
1.
Origin of wrecking bar
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Rick tied his camera to a projection, then took his wrecking bar and looked for a place to start.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He carried his spear gun while Zircon took the wrecking bar.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • They donned their equipment, then Rick picked up a spear gun while Tony selected a wrecking bar from his equipment.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Each carried a spear gun in one hand and a wrecking bar in the other.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He took pictures of Scotty, with wrecking bar, prying at likely places in the exposed part of the ship.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Debra held my wrecking bar like a weapon, and she brandished it at me.

  • Tony started at one end of the mass of marine growth and inserted his wrecking bar.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He dragged a wooden case from beneath his cot and smashed at the lid with a wrecking bar.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
British Dictionary definitions for wrecking bar

wrecking bar

noun
1.
a short crowbar, forked at one end and slightly angled at the other to make a fulcrum
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