slice bar

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noun

a long-handled instrument with a blade at the end, for clearing away or breaking up clinkers, coal, etc., in a furnace.

Nearby words

  1. slewed,
  2. sley,
  3. slezsko,
  4. slic,
  5. slice,
  6. slice of the pie,
  7. slice-of-life,
  8. sliced,
  9. slicer,
  10. slick

Origin of slice bar

First recorded in 1840–50

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Examples from the Web for slice bar

  • 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for slice bar

slice bar

noun

an iron bar used for raking out furnaces
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