pronged


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prong

 (prông, prŏng)
n.
1. A thin, pointed, projecting part: a pitchfork with four prongs.
2. A branch; a fork: the two prongs of a river.
tr.v. pronged, prong·ing, prongs
To pierce with or as if with a thin, pointed, projecting part.

[Middle English pronge, pointed instrument, pain, from Medieval Latin pronga, of Germanic origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pronged - having prongs or tines; usually used in combination; "a three-tined fork"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
2.pronged - resembling a forkpronged - resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches; "the biramous appendages of an arthropod"; "long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects"; "a forked river"; "a forked tail"; "forked lightning"; "horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
Translations
ذو شُعَب
mající hrotyvidlice
=-grenetgrenet
-ágú
tindóttur, kvíslóttur
s hrotmi/vidlicami

pronged

adjzackig, gezinkt

prong

(proŋ) noun
a spike of a fork.
pronged adjective
a pronged instrument; a two- pronged fork.
References in classic literature ?
With huge pronged poles they pitched hissing masses of blubber into the scalding pots, or stirred up the fires beneath, till the snaky flames darted, curling, out of the doors to catch them by the feet.
And when Bert saw a man on the outskirts of the crowd run to a haycart and get a brightly pronged pitch-fork, and a blue-clad soldier unbuckle his belt, his rising doubt whether this little town was after all such a good place for a landing became a certainty.
The main building is structured around a two pronged plan (a bit like a clothes peg), that winds up and around the slightly sloping site.