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An iron bar having a flattened slightly curved end. Used to raise or lower the RUNNER STONE in conjunction with a MANYHEIGHT and STONE WEDGE to allow a ROPE SLING to be passed through the EYE of the stone for use in turning the stone over for DRESSING. Also known as PINCH BAR. See also STONE WEDGE. Known as a GAVELOCK in northern counties.

Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Gavelock English
Pinch Bar English