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forks, plural;
  1. (esp. of a road or other route) Divide into two parts
    • - the place where the road forks
  2. Take or constitute one part or the other at the point where a road or other route divides
    • - a minor road forked left
  3. Dig, lift, or manipulate (something) with a fork
    • - fork in some compost
  4. Attack (two pieces) simultaneously with one piece

  1. An implement with two or more prongs used for lifting food to the mouth or holding it when cutting

  2. A tool of larger but similar form used for digging or lifting in a garden or farm

  3. A device, component, or part with two or more prongs, in particular

  4. A unit consisting of a pair of supports in which a bicycle or motorcycle wheel revolves

  5. A flash of forked lightning

  6. The point where something, esp. a road or river, divides into two parts

  7. Either of two such parts

  8. A simultaneous attack on two or more pieces by one piece

  1. cutlery used for serving and eating food
  2. pitchfork: lift with a pitchfork; "pitchfork hay"
  3. branching: the act of branching out or dividing into branches
  4. place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
  5. the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches; "they took the south fork"; "he climbed into the crotch of a tree"
  6. branch: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
  7. As a piece of cutlery or kitchenware, a fork is a tool consisting of a handle with several narrow tines (at least three or four, but never just two as in the photograph) on one end. ...
  8. In chess, a fork is a tactic that uses one piece to attack two or more of the opponent's pieces at the same time, hoping to achieve material gain (by capturing one of the opponent's pieces) because the opponent can only counter one of the two (or more) threats. ...
  9. A pitchfork is an agricultural tool with a long handle and long, thin, widely separated pointed tines (also called prongs) used to lift and pitch (throw) loose material, such as hay, leaves, grapes, dung or other agricultural materials. Pitchforks typically have two or three tines. ...
  10. In a computer file system, a fork is metadata associated with a file system object. Depending on the file system, a file may have one or more associated forks. ...
  11. In computing, when a process forks, it creates a copy of itself. More generally, a fork in a multithreading environment means that a thread of execution is duplicated, creating a child thread from the parent thread.
  12. In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a legal copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct piece of software.
  13. A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc; A gallows; A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting; A tuning fork; An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two; A point where a ...
  14. (Forks) The sprung metal tubes that connect the front wheel to the motorcycle triple-tree.
  15. (Forks) Also known as the legs of a caster, the forks of a caster support the wheel and hold it in place as the caster is moving. There are two basic designs: Stamped or Cut and welded. Stamped forks are generally used on light to medium duty casters. ...
  16. (Forks) Lift-truck attachment used to move stock on pallets.
  17. (Forks) Multiple lengths and widths available
  18. (Forks) the lifting device or "arms" that are attached to the front of a frontloader truck and are used to pick up commercial bins in order to dump the trash or recyclables into the truck's box.
  19. (forks) Horizontal tine-like projections, normally suspended from the carriage, for engaging and supporting loads.
  20. The part of the frame that holds the front wheel and that is turned to steer.
  21. To dream of a fork, denotes that enemies are working for your displacement. For a woman, this dream denotes unhappy domestic relations, and separation for lovers.
  22. "an instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals in one's mouth" (A. Bierce).
  23. To create a child process identical to the parent process at its moment of conception, at least until it gets ideas of its own. A thread with protected memory.
  24. a tree defect characterized by the division of a bole or main stem into two or more stems.
  25. (literally, "fork in the road") - Type of intersection where a road splits.