from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A straight bar of iron or steel, with the working end shaped like a chisel and often slightly bent and forked, used as a lever.
- transitive v. To extract, remove, or insert forcibly: "[The newsmagazines] can crowbar stories in as late as Sunday and still be out on Monday” ( Edwin Diamond).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An iron or steel bar, often with a flattened end which may also be hook-shaped, to be used as a lever to manually force things apart.
- n. An electrical circuit that prevents an overvoltage from causing damage.
- n. A type of cocktail made with only Crown Royal whiskey and lemon lime soda.
- v. To use force to move something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bar of iron sharpened at one end, and used as a lever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bar of iron with a wedge-shaped end, sometimes slightly bent and forked, used as a lever or pry. Also called simply crow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
crow1 + bar1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From crow + bar, probably because the forked end looks like a crow's foot. (Wiktionary)