pinch bar


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

Nearby words

  1. pincer movement,
  2. pincer nail,
  3. pincers,
  4. pincers movement,
  5. pinch,
  6. pinch effect,
  7. pinch graft,
  8. pinch hit,
  9. pinch hitter,
  10. pinch pennies

Origin of pinch bar

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called ripping bar, wrecking bar. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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


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