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Meaning of JIMMY

Pronunciation:  'jimee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a short crowbar; "in England they call a jimmy and jemmy"
  2. [v]  to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
 

JIMMY is a 5 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: jemmy, lever, prise, prize, pry
 
 See Also: crowbar, loose, loosen, open, open up, pry, pry bar, wrecking bar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jim"my\, n.; pl. {Jimmies}. [Cf. {Jemmy}.]
A short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors.
[Written also {jemmy}.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, crank, crow, crowbar, get a foothold, get leverage, handspike, iron crow, lever, limb, marlinespike, outrigger, peavey, pedal, pinch bar, prize, pry, ripping bar, spar, treadle, wedge, wrecking bar
 

 

 

 

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