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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 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.
  5. The gibbet.
  6. To shoot into blades, as corn.
  7. To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
  8. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
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Fork Translations

fork in Afrikaans is vurk
fork in Danish is gaffel
fork in Dutch is kruis, vork
fork in Finnish is haarukka
fork in French is fourchette, ramification
fork in German is Verzweigung, Gabel, Verzweigung, Gabelung
fork in Italian is diramazione, biforcazione
fork in Norwegian is gaffel, dele seg, veiskille, greip
fork in Portuguese is forquilha, garfo
fork in Spanish is ramificacion, horquilla, tenedor
fork in Swedish is gaffel