pinch bar

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Origin of pinch bar

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called ripping bar, wrecking bar.
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Related Words for pinch bar

leverage, crowbar, bar, pry, advantage, crow, prise

Examples from the Web for pinch bar

Historical Examples of pinch bar

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

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

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    Francis Lynde


British Dictionary definitions for pinch bar

pinch bar

noun
  1. a crowbar with a lug formed on it to provide a fulcrum
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