wrecking bar


noun

Origin of wrecking bar

1
First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby wrecking bar

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How to use wrecking bar in a sentence

  • Tony started at one end of the mass of marine growth and inserted his wrecking bar.

    The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • They donned their equipment, then Rick picked up a spear gun while Tony selected a wrecking bar from his equipment.

    The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Rick tied his camera to a projection, then took his wrecking bar and looked for a place to start.

    The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He took pictures of Scotty, with wrecking bar, prying at likely places in the exposed part of the ship.

    The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Debra held my wrecking bar like a weapon, and she brandished it at me.

British Dictionary definitions for wrecking bar

wrecking bar

noun
  1. a short crowbar, forked at one end and slightly angled at the other to make a fulcrum

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