Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lever of iron with a projecting snout and a fulcrum-foot, used to move a heavy body by a succession of small lifts. Also called pinching-bar.

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Examples

  • In order to lift a block of stone with a pinch-bar, a chock (a quarry-stone or square wooden block) is placed under the bar which is used as a lever.

    3. HANDLING THE BLOCKS

  • It is possible to up-end a block, either by placing increasingly bigger chocks under it with the help of a pinch-bar or by using a jack.

    3. HANDLING THE BLOCKS

  • But I tell you, Harris, if I'd a farm like yours you couldn't pry me off it with a pinch-bar.

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West

  • The basket concealed a short pickax of the sort that miners use, a little spade such as children play with on the seashore, but very strong, and a pinch-bar, or

    The President A novel

  • Bill, going northward in the drain, slowly paced off seventy feet from the manhole; then he halted and drove two large spikes between the bricks that formed the walls, using the pinch-bar to do the driving.

    The President A novel

  • Bill plies darksome spade and pick and pinch-bar, the Harlem shipmen are furnishing and coaling and storing the _Zulu Queen_.

    The President A novel

  • London Bill got to work, breast-high and where the lamplight fell, on the wall of the drain nearest the Treasury, and with the point of the pinch-bar began taking out the bricks.

    The President A novel

  • ยท a pinch-bar, or failing this, a quarry bar (crowbar);

    3. HANDLING THE BLOCKS

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