pinch bar


noun

a kind of crowbar or lever with a projection that serves as a fulcrum.

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Also called ripping bar, wrecking bar.

Origin of pinch bar

First recorded in 1830–40
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Example sentences from the Web for pinch bar

  • Drop me the sledge, and get the pinch-bar under the head o' that couplin'-pin when I drive it up.

    The Helpers|Francis Lynde
  • A pinch-bar, left carelessly by a section gang, caught in the cylinder-cock rigging and tore it off.

    The Last Spike|Cy Warman

British Dictionary definitions for pinch bar

pinch bar

noun

a crowbar with a lug formed on it to provide a fulcrum
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