Fork

Definition of Fork

Pronunciation: fôrk
n.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 for 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.
Let it fall . . . though the fork invade
The region of my heart.
- Shak.
A thunderbolt with three forks.
- Addison.
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.
Fork beam
(Shipbuilding) a half beam to support a deck, where hatchways occur.
Fork chuck
(Wood Turning) a lathe center having two prongs for driving the work.
Fork head
a - The barbed head of an arrow.
b - The forked end of a rod which forms part of a knuckle joint.
In fork
(Mining) A mine is said to be in fork, or an engine to "have the water in fork," when all the water is drawn out of the mine.
The forks of a river
the branches into which it divides, or which come together to form it; the place where separation or union takes place.
- Ure.
v. i.1.To shoot into blades, as corn.
[imp. & p. p. Forked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forking.]
The corn beginneth to fork.
- Mortimer.
2.To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
v. t.1.To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
Forking the sheaves on the high-laden cart.
- Prof. Wilson.
To fork over
to hand or pay over, as money; to cough up.
- G. Eliot.

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