AskDefine | Define crowbar

Dictionary Definition

crowbar n : a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge [syn: wrecking bar, pry, pry bar]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. 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
  2. An electrical circuit that prevents an overvoltage from causing damage


iron or steel bar used as a lever to manually force things apart


  1. To use force to move something

Extensive Definition

Crowbar may refer to:
crowbar in Italian: Crowbar (disambigua)
crowbar in Dutch: Koevoet

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aspirator, bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, corkscrew, crank, crow, extractor, forceps, get a foothold, get leverage, handspike, iron crow, jimmy, lever, limb, marlinespike, outrigger, peavey, pedal, pincers, pinch bar, pipette, pliers, press, prize, pry, pump, ripping bar, separator, siphon, spar, treadle, tweezers, vacuum pump, wedge, wrecking bar, wringer
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