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Definition of fork:

  1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; - used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.
  2. Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.
  3. One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
  4. The gibbet.
  5. The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.
  6. To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
  7. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
  8. To shoot into blades, as corn.


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