forklift

noun fork·lift \ ˈfȯrk-ˌlift \

Definition of forklift

:a self-propelled machine for hoisting and transporting heavy objects by means of steel fingers inserted under the load

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First Known Use of forklift

1944


FORKLIFT Defined for English Language Learners

forklift

noun

Definition of forklift for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that is used for lifting and moving heavy objects



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