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Noun: fork  fork
  1. Cutlery used for serving and eating food
     
  2. The act of branching out or dividing into branches
    - branching, ramification, forking
     
  3. The region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
    "they took the south fork";
    - crotch
     
  4. An agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
     
  5. The angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
    - crotch
     
  6. (chess) a simultaneous attack on two pieces by one attacking piece (esp.a knight)
Verb: fork  fork
  1. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
    "The road forks";
    - branch, ramify, furcate, separate
     
  2. Lift with a pitchfork
    "fork hay";
    - pitchfork
     
  3. Shape like a fork
    "She forked her fingers"
     
  4. (chess) place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces

Derived forms: forked, forking, forks

Type of: aggress, angle, attack, branch, cutlery, diverge, division, eating utensil, form, leg, lift, ramification, shape, tool

Part of: body, organic structure, physical structure

Encyclopedia: Fork, Maryland