- The definition of a crowbar is a long metal rod with a slightly bent, forked end that is often used for prying.
An example of a crowbar is a tool that could be used for breaking out of a cage.
crowbar definition by Webster's New World
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a long metal bar, usually with a bent, often forked, wedge-shaped end, used as a lever for prying, etc.
Origin: from the pointed end's resemblance to a crow's beak
crowbar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A straight bar of iron or steel, with the working end shaped like a chisel and often slightly bent and forked, used as a lever.transitive verb crow·barred, crow·bar·ring, crow·bars
To extract, remove, or insert forcibly: “[The newsmagazines] can crowbar stories in as late as Sunday and still be out on Monday” (Edwin Diamond).
Origin: crow1 + bar1.