tuning fork


tuning fork

noun

: a metal device that has two long points, that produces a particular note when it is hit, and that is used to tune musical instruments

Full Definition of TUNING FORK

:  a 2-pronged metal implement that gives a fixed tone when struck and is useful for tuning musical instruments and ascertaining standard pitch

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First Known Use of TUNING FORK

1799

tun·ing fork

noun \ˈt(y)ün-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TUNING FORK

: a 2-pronged metal implement that gives a fixed tone when struck

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