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slice bar

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noun
  1. a long-handled instrument with a blade at the end, for clearing away or breaking up clinkers, coal, etc., in a furnace.

Origin of slice bar

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for slice bar

Historical Examples

  • Dan jerked a slice-bar from the fire and hurled it to the floor at Larry's feet.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917

    Various

  • One night two sweet-tempered, light-complexioned coal-passers hit me together, one with a shovel, the other with a slice-bar.

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    James Brendan Connolly


British Dictionary definitions for slice bar

slice bar

noun
  1. an iron bar used for raking out furnaces
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