Definitions starting with P

ID #3368

pry (stick), prize-stick

[cf. OED pry dial. and US (shortened from prize, prise. . .through confusing the final consonant with the -s of the third pers. sing. pres....to raise or move by force of lever­age; cf. pry (stick) lever DAE] n. 1. a strong timber used to force up and support a heavy ob­ject, such as a house. (Eleu.)

2. a long pole with a hook used to get things down from high shelves, etc. (Mayag)

Tags: noun, tool

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Last update: 2010-11-22 01:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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