pinch bar

noun

Definition of pinch bar 

: a bar similar in form and use to a crowbar and sometimes having an end adapted for pulling spikes or inserting under a heavy wheel that is to be rolled

First Known Use of pinch bar

1837, in the meaning defined above

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