- Also called crow. a steel bar, usually flattened and slightly bent at one or both ends, used as a lever.
- to pry open, loosen, etc., with a crowbar: We had to crowbar a window to get in.
Origin of crowbar
Examples from the Web for crowbar
“One swipe with a crowbar and he would have been down,” Sasha said.I Heard About the Latest Crazed Shooter While I Watched the World Cup with Guys He Almost Killed
July 1, 2014
How can he have a crowbar with him when he gets to the warehouse?How to Write Groundhog Day: 10 Rules for Screenwriters
October 20, 2012
Considering you would need a crowbar to pry them apart, it's true that food and wine in France share a special bond.All Hail the French Meal
December 6, 2010
Abad told the police her mother had struck her with a crowbar.The Murder Mystery Rocking Miami
February 2, 2010
Finally we had to dig out the crowbar and I went to work on the top.Arm of the Law
Csar was gitting as straight as a crowbar and as grim as a gannet.The Manxman
Why had Worth gone to the shed hunting a crowbar to open the door?The Million-Dollar Suitcase
You use a crowbar when you want to raise a heavy object such as a rock.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
Heyst yelled to the Chinaman, who was running with the crowbar in his hand.Victory
- a heavy iron lever with one pointed end, and one forged into a wedge shape
Word Origin and History for crowbar
1748, with bar (n.1), earlier simply crow (c.1400); so called from its "beak" or from resemblance to a crow's foot; or possibly it is from crows, from Old French cros, plural of croc "hook."