- 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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Dan jerked a slice-bar from the fire and hurled it to the floor at Larry's feet.
One night two sweet-tempered, light-complexioned coal-passers hit me together, one with a shovel, the other with a slice-bar.Wide Courses
James Brendan Connolly
- an iron bar used for raking out furnaces
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