jemmy

(also jimmy)
Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛmi/
noun jemmies
A short crowbar used by a burglar to force open a window or door.
verb
jemmies, jemmying, jemmied
[with object]informal
Force open (a window or door) with a jemmy.

Origin
Early 19th century pet form of the given name James (compare with jack).

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Jeremiah jemmied the lock with a credit card instead of a crowbar.

crowbar

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