Definition of Pinch bar
1. Noun. A lever with a pointed projection that serves as a fulcrum; used to roll heavy wheels.
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Literary usage of Pinch bar
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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"This pinch bar is not described In the record, but it is evidently an implement ... I had the pinch bar, and I went behind and pinched it, and it started to ..."
2. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1904)
"The term is not particularly significant when applied to any special form of bar, but the pinch bar is the best for lining track, on account of tht bearing ..."
3. Railway Track and Track Work by Edward Ernest Russell Tratman (1908)
"In some cases the pinch bar serves as a lining bar, as it'answers very well for ... The end of the pinch bar is sometimes straight, but is more useful when ..."
4. Lockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical by Joseph Gregory Horner (1892)
"pinch bar.—A shop term used to designate a crow-bar. The word indicates the method of moving trollies about the yard tramrails, by inserting the end of the ..."
5. Elements of Railroad Track and Construction by Winter Lincoln Wilson (1915)
"With the exception of the point, the pinch bar has the same general shape as ... The point of the pinch bar, Fig. 116, is 2£ inches long and wedge-shaped. ..."