crowbar vs wrecking bar : Common Errors in English

About crowbar vs wrecking bar

A crowbar is a straight bar with one end only slightly bent and sharpened into a beak. Often the beak is split, giving the tool its name from its resemblance to a crow’s foot. The tool with the much more pronounced hook on the end—designed for prying loose boards and drawing nails— may be considered a type of crowbar, but in among people in construction and the hardware trade it is called a “wrecking bar.”

crowbar Meaning(s)

  • (n) a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

wrecking bar Meaning(s)

  • (n) a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

crowbar in News

  1. 'Ride of the Valkyries' rouses Caltech students for finals

    In a long-standing ritual, residents at one of Caltech's dorms wake to Wagner's score during their stressful finals season. The courtyard at Blacker House at Caltech was quiet at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday, the empty concrete space littered with several splintered wooden pallets, three large tires, a crowbar and sledgehammer.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Le Roy mother facing new criminal charges, accused of burglary

    A Le Roy woman, already facing a pot growing charge, has been arrested again on an unrelated burglary charge. Sara E. Schimley, 23, is accused of unlawfully entering or remaining in the apartment of an acquaintance between April 1 and May 24 and brandishing a crowbar and putty knife. She was arrested by Le Roy PD on charges of first degree burglary, a Class B felony, and criminal possession of a ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Batavian

  3. New Orleans Crime Report: Estranged wife hits eastern New Orleans man on head with crowbar

    A man was hit over the head with a crowbar after his estranged wife broke into his eastern New Orleans home Thursday night. New Orleans police said the woman unlawfully entered the 31-year-old man's house in the 7700 block of...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

wrecking bar in News

  • Wrecking Bar brewmaster talks two-year anniversary

    Two years ago, Bob and Kristine Sandage made good on their college dream of opening a brewpub. On Father's Day 2011, the Wrecking Bar took up residence in the old Victor H. Kriegshaber House, a revitalized Victorian-style mansion situated on the Southern and Eastern ends of Little Five Points and Inman Park, respectively.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

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