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claw bar

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noun
  1. a crowbar or lever having a bend at one end with a claw for pulling spikes.

Origin of claw bar

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for claw bar

Historical Examples

  • "There's the claw-bar, that the devil done it with," he said.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

    Melville Davisson Post

  • Spread out along the right of way and see if you can't find a claw-bar.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

    Melville Davisson Post


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