anchor bar

noun

Definition of anchor bar

: a handspike with an ironshod wedge-shaped end used in prying (as an anchor into or out of its place)

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First Known Use of anchor bar

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anchor bar was in 1868

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“Anchor bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchor%20bar. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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