What is another word for crowbar?

Pronunciation: [kɹˈə͡ʊbɑː] (IPA)

Crowbar is a tool consisting of a heavy metal bar with flattened ends, often used to lever and break open doors or crates. Synonyms for a crowbar include pry bar, wrecking bar, jimmy, and pinch bar. A pry bar is similar to a crowbar but may be lighter and smaller, often used for prying open smaller objects. The term wrecking bar is typically used for a larger, heavier bar, used to demolish structures. A jimmy or jemmy is a colloquial term for a crowbar, often associated with breaking into locked doors. A pinch bar is a smaller, more specialized tool, used for levering apart rocks or other objects.

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Usage examples for Crowbar

Those mighty limbs and strong thews which held crowbar and pick to be mere playthings, are dust; those feet which scaled, untired, the highest and steepest ranges are at rest for ever.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
If it got worn out or broken he would begin searching for a crowbar as like as possible to the one that he had lost; and when, with advancing skill, and in default of being able to find the exact thing he wanted, he took at length to making a jemmy for himself, he would imitate the latest and most perfect adaptation, which would thus be most likely to be preserved in the struggle of competitive forms.
"Luck or Cunning?"
Samuel Butler
If any thief happened to pick up any crowbar which happened to be ever such a little better suited to his purpose than the one he had been in the habit of using hitherto, he would at once seize and carefully preserve it.
"Luck or Cunning?"
Samuel Butler

Famous quotes with Crowbar

  • Lay me on an anvil, O God. Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar. Let me pry loose old walls. Let me lift and loosen old foundations.
    Carl Sandburg
  • 'Don't be visionary', shouted trade and the spiritual blindness which is absurdly called practical common sense, 'morals have nothing to do with politics'. 'Don't talk of injustice. In this world we must compromise. Compromise is the very essence of government'. So it is, if you do not attempt to compromise moral principle. 'All government', says Edmund Burke, 'is founded upon compromise and barter'. 'But in all fair dealings the thing bought must bear some proportion to the purchase paid. None will barter away the immediate jewel of the soul'. And what is and always has been the immediate jewel of our national soul if it be not the equal rights of men? Compromise equal rights in the United States? Whittle a crowbar? How do we like it, as the boys say, as far as we have got? You may compromise questions of cotton and com, but you cannot long compromise a point of conscience. Moral principles are absolute and eternal. You may stretch an inch of India rubber to cover your hat; you cannot stretch a diamond the shadow of a hair.
    George William Curtis

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