Definition of crowbar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrōˌbär/


An iron bar with a flattened end, used as a lever.
Example sentences
  • Of course, someone would have to use a crowbar to lever me away from my computer these days but for the vast majority who hate computers this should be a blessing.
  • The car slammed to a stop and four young men piled out, one with a baseball bat, another with a crowbar or tire iron.
  • We armed ourselves with axes, crowbars, jemmies, metal poles, sledge hammers, a quart of paraffin and box of matches.

verb (crowbars, crowbarring, crowbarred)

[with object and complement]
Use a crowbar to open (something): he crowbarred the box open
More example sentences
  • Although much of what he has to say is unsubtly crowbarred in at the end of the film, it is enough to ensure that a multitude of thoughts and opinions linger long after the film has ended.
  • He was seen trying to crowbar the front door open but failed.
  • Yvette carried herself with a confidence that shop assistants recognised, and the bright red umbrella opened doors that the Wife and I previously couldn't have crowbarred open.

Words that rhyme with crowbar


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Syllabification: crow·bar

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