crowbar etymology

English word crowbar comes from English bar, English crow

Detailed word origin of crowbar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bar English (eng) A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.. Except, other than, besides. (UK, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.. (UK, law) The railing [...]
crow English (eng) (music) To test the reed of a double reed instrument by placing the reed alone in the mouth and blowing it.. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a rooster; to make a sound in this manner, either in joy, gaiety, or defiance.. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure. (among butchers) The mesentery of an animal.. A bar of iron with a [...]
crowbar English (eng) A type of cocktail made with only Crown Royal whiskey and lemon lime soda.. An electrical circuit that prevents an overvoltage from causing damage.. An iron or steel bar, often with a flattened end which may also be hook-shaped, to be used as a lever to manually force things apart. (transitive) To use force to move.

Words with the same origin as crowbar

Descendants of bar