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pitch·fork

 (pĭch′fôrk′)
n.
A large, long-handled fork with sharp, widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay.
tr.v. pitch·forked, pitch·fork·ing, pitch·forks
To lift or toss with or as if with a pitchfork.

[Alteration (influenced by pichen, to throw) of Middle English pikforke : pik, pick; see pick2 or pik, spike; see pike5 + forke, fork; see fork.]

pitchfork

(ˈpɪtʃˌfɔːk)
n
(Tools) a long-handled fork with two or three long curved tines for lifting, turning, or tossing hay
vb (tr)
1. (Tools) to use a pitchfork on (something)
2. to thrust (someone) unwillingly into a position

pitch•fork

(ˈpɪtʃˌfɔrk)
n.
a large, long-handled fork for manually lifting and pitching hay, stalks of grain, etc.

pitchfork


Past participle: pitchforked
Gerund: pitchforking

Imperative
pitchfork
pitchfork
Present
I pitchfork
you pitchfork
he/she/it pitchforks
we pitchfork
you pitchfork
they pitchfork
Preterite
I pitchforked
you pitchforked
he/she/it pitchforked
we pitchforked
you pitchforked
they pitchforked
Present Continuous
I am pitchforking
you are pitchforking
he/she/it is pitchforking
we are pitchforking
you are pitchforking
they are pitchforking
Present Perfect
I have pitchforked
you have pitchforked
he/she/it has pitchforked
we have pitchforked
you have pitchforked
they have pitchforked
Past Continuous
I was pitchforking
you were pitchforking
he/she/it was pitchforking
we were pitchforking
you were pitchforking
they were pitchforking
Past Perfect
I had pitchforked
you had pitchforked
he/she/it had pitchforked
we had pitchforked
you had pitchforked
they had pitchforked
Future
I will pitchfork
you will pitchfork
he/she/it will pitchfork
we will pitchfork
you will pitchfork
they will pitchfork
Future Perfect
I will have pitchforked
you will have pitchforked
he/she/it will have pitchforked
we will have pitchforked
you will have pitchforked
they will have pitchforked
Future Continuous
I will be pitchforking
you will be pitchforking
he/she/it will be pitchforking
we will be pitchforking
you will be pitchforking
they will be pitchforking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pitchforking
you have been pitchforking
he/she/it has been pitchforking
we have been pitchforking
you have been pitchforking
they have been pitchforking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pitchforking
you will have been pitchforking
he/she/it will have been pitchforking
we will have been pitchforking
you will have been pitchforking
they will have been pitchforking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pitchforking
you had been pitchforking
he/she/it had been pitchforking
we had been pitchforking
you had been pitchforking
they had been pitchforking
Conditional
I would pitchfork
you would pitchfork
he/she/it would pitchfork
we would pitchfork
you would pitchfork
they would pitchfork
Past Conditional
I would have pitchforked
you would have pitchforked
he/she/it would have pitchforked
we would have pitchforked
you would have pitchforked
they would have pitchforked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pitchfork - a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching haypitchfork - a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
tine - prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler
Verb1.pitchfork - lift with a pitchfork; "pitchfork hay"
lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
Translations
شَوْكَة، مِذْراة تَفْريغ
vidle
forkhøtyv
heykvísl
vidly
saman tırmığıyaba

pitchfork

[ˈpɪtʃfɔːk]
A. Nhorca f
B. VT (fig) (= thrust unwillingly or unexpectedly) he was pitchforked into the joble encasquetaron el trabajo, lo metieron en el trabajo a la fuerza
she was pitchforked onto the front pages from total obscuritysaltó del más absoluto anonimato a las primeras planas de los periódicos

pitchfork

[ˈpɪtʃfɔːrk] nfourche fpitch inspection n (British) (SPORT)inspection f du terrainpitch invasion n (British)invasion f du terrain

pitchfork

nHeugabel f; (for manure) → Mistgabel f
vtgabeln; (fig)hineinwerfen

pitchfork

[ˈpɪtʃˌfɔːk]
1. nforcone m
2. vt to pitchfork sb into a job (fig) → costringere qn ad accettare un lavoro di punto in bianco

pitch1

(pitʃ) verb
1. to set up (a tent or camp). They pitched their tent in the field.
2. to throw. He pitched the stone into the river.
3. to (cause to) fall heavily. He pitched forward.
4. (of a ship) to rise and fall violently. The boat pitched up and down on the rough sea.
5. to set (a note or tune) at a particular level. He pitched the tune too high for my voice.
noun
1. the field or ground for certain games. a cricket-pitch; a football pitch.
2. the degree of highness or lowness of a musical note, voice etc.
3. an extreme point or intensity. His anger reached such a pitch that he hit her.
4. the part of a street etc where a street-seller or entertainer works. He has a pitch on the High Street.
5. the act of pitching or throwing or the distance something is pitched. That was a long pitch.
6. (of a ship) the act of pitching.
-pitched
of a (certain) musical pitch. a high-pitched / low-pitched voice.
ˈpitcher noun
a person who pitches especially (in baseball) the player who throws the ball.
pitched battle
a battle between armies that have been prepared and arranged for fighting beforehand. They fought a pitched battle.
ˈpitchfork noun
a large long-handled fork for lifting and moving hay.
References in classic literature ?
While grandmother took the pitchfork we found standing in one of the rows and dug potatoes, while I picked them up out of the soft brown earth and put them into the bag, I kept looking up at the hawks that were doing what I might so easily do.
I seized the handle to essay another trial; when a young man without coat, and shouldering a pitchfork, appeared in the yard behind.
When they opened the window, they saw the poor lad lying senseless, with his head split by a blow with a pitchfork.
Especially the third Sunday in Lent; because Jacob had been out on one of his occasional wanderings for the last two days; and David, being a timid young man, had a considerable dread and hatred of Jacob, as of a large personage who went about habitually with a pitchfork in his hand.
Dan passed Harvey a pitchfork, and led him to the inboard end of the rough table, where Uncle Salters was drumming impatiently with a knife-haft.
Thus you see I am not altogether blind; but to one of my profession, the eyes you speak of would be merely an incumbrance, liable at any time to be put out by a toasting-iron, or a pitchfork.
You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, but she will return.
The old roan, so famous for cross-country work, turning his large eyeball to the grated window near his rack, may remember the fresh leaves that glisten there at other times and the scents that stream in, and may have a fine run with the hounds, while the human helper, clearing out the next stall, never stirs beyond his pitchfork and birch-broom.
His landlord, who in a waistcoat and a pointed cap, pitchfork in hand, was clearing manure from the cowhouse, looked out, and his face immediately brightened on seeing Rostov.
Dagley himself made a figure in the landscape, carrying a pitchfork and wearing his milking-hat--a very old beaver flattened in front.
She leaned on her pitchfork, hitched her skirt in at the waist, and regarded him cheerfully.
No; without a gown, in a shift that was somewhat of the coarsest, and none of the cleanest, bedewed likewise with some odoriferous effluvia, the produce of the day's labour, with a pitchfork in her hand, Molly Seagrim approached.