crowbar definition

  • noun:
    • A straight bar of iron or metallic, with the working end shaped like a chisel and sometimes somewhat bent and forked, used as a lever.
    • An iron or metallic bar, frequently with a flattened end that might also be hook-shaped, to be utilized as a lever to by hand force things apart.
    • a power circuit that prevents an overvoltage from causing damage.
    • a form of cocktail made out of only Crown Royal whiskey and lemon lime soda.
    • A bar of metal sharpened at one end, and utilized as a lever.
    • A bar of iron with a wedge-shaped end, occasionally slightly curved and forked, utilized as a lever or pry. Also called simply crow.
    • much metal lever with one end forged into a wedge
  • verb-transitive:
    • To extract, eliminate, or insert forcibly: "[The newsmagazines] can crowbar stories in because belated as Sunday but still be on Mondayā€¯ ( Edwin Diamond).
  • verb:
    • To use force to move anything

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