Definition of forklift
: a self-propelled machine for hoisting and transporting heavy objects by means of steel fingers inserted under the load
Recent Examples of forklift from the Web
Searchers recovered forklift driver Robert Goodenow’s body Thursday evening and found mill operator Duelle Block dead shortly after the explosion.
The shark, which had to be removed from Selwood's boat using a forklift, died during the incident and was taken to the Department of Primary Industries, which will perform a necropsy to determine its age, gender, and possibly cause of death.
The government department used a forklift to remove the shark from the boat for further study.
The gator was euthanized and removed from the work site with the same forklift.
Hong single-handedly thwarted the theft of the Navigator forklift, which weighs at least 4,000 pounds and costs at least $10,000.
These include a location-aware cellphone and industrial forklifts.
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Definition of forklift for English Language Learners
: a machine that is used for lifting and moving heavy objects
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