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
Grab the crowbar from the inventory and use it to open the crate.
But a couple of young men stopped, took a crowbar from the boot of their car (yes, you might ask why they had such a tool available) took the drain cover off and rescued the duckling.
Besides, the New York Times always uses the word crowbar to describe the schooling of prominent politicians ... just like they used cocain and alcohol to describe the life-student schooling of President Bush, who graduated from AA State at the young age of 40.
1 - Collect items: - antenna (thin, gray wire over the car's reflector) - tube (blue item under the car) - bucket (click the rope on the weel and then take the bucket) 2 - Take the crowbar from the bucket (click the little gray item in the bucket icon in inventory).
Assuming that there are 40 million (or whatever the current uninsured number is) people who seek to be "employed," it is laughable to think that handing them a crowbar is the solution.
A crowbar might be a good weapon, he thought, but it was large to carry.
Boring holes all over the surface of the beds with a crowbar is the common way of reducing a too high temperature, and when the heat has subsided sufficiently fill up these holes with finely pulverized dry loam.
Each of our five friends now took from under his cloak a crowbar, and in a minute they had forced open the great door.
"Breaking icicles with a crowbar is a Stone Age method," Matviyenko said, calling on local scientists to think about new ways of removing them, including nanotechnology.
This is what many of us grew up calling a crowbar and it is essentially a solid piece of metal used to pull, split and lift items in the fashion of a simple lever.