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for pinch bar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pinch \Pinch\, n.
1. A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or
with an instrument; a nip.
2. As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any
very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff.
3. Pian; pang. "Necessary's sharp pinch." --Shak.
4. A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a
fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called
also pinch bar.
At a pinch, On a pinch, in an emergency; as, he could on
a pinch read a little Latin.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a lever with a pointed projection that serves as a fulcrum;
used to roll heavy wheels
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "pinch bar":
bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, crank, crow, crowbar,
handspike, iron crow, jimmy, lever, limb, marlinespike, outrigger,
peavey, pedal, prize, pry, ripping bar, spar, treadle,
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