Definition of Pry bar
1. Noun. A heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge.
Specialized synonyms: Jim Crow, Jemmy, Jimmy
Generic synonyms: Lever
Derivative terms: Pry
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pry Bar
Literary usage of Pry bar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dyke's Automobile Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1911)
"In which case the pry-bar is used. Very often no leverage can be had on the pry-bar, then this method Is not positive. When There Is Any Uncertainty About ..."
2. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1911)
"Often the play is so small that the hands fail to locate it, in which case the pry-bar Jack under Crank Bearing is used. Very often no leverage can be had ..."
3. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechno (1994)
"A pry bar can be used to collect samples that are attached. Oysters can temporarily be piled loosely on the bottom during harvesting. Scallops live in bays, ..."
4. Metallurgy of Lead by Henrich Oscar Hofman (1918)
"Two- prong pry-bar. An improvement on the original machine is represented in Figs. 689-690. It consists in casting fastening lugs at the same time that the ..."