mul·​ti·​pronged | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈprȯŋd How to pronounce multipronged (audio) , -ˌtī-\

Definition of multipronged

1 : having several distinct aspects or elements a multipronged attack
2 : having several prongs

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The multipronged argument against the permit comes down to the idea that sea lions are being made the scapegoat for problems caused by humans: dams, overharvesting, development, and pollution. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's magazine, "Catechism of the Waters," 10 June 2019 Ralph Alswang Emerson’s immigration team utilizes a multipronged strategy to expand immigrant rights. Alexandra Robbins, Marie Claire, "The Welcome Committee," 15 Aug. 2018 In a multipronged strike carried out by nine insurgents, some 40 mortar rounds were fired from improvised launchers mounted in the beds of two pickup trucks parked near a mosque in central Kabul, said U.S. Army Lt. Craig Nelson, WSJ, "Mortar Attack Hits Kabul During President’s Speech," 21 Aug. 2018 Tech companies and trade groups have waged a furious, multipronged lobbying campaign to shut down, or at least weaken, the legislation. New York Times,, "Next privacy battle in europe is over this new law," 28 May 2018 Tech companies and trade groups have waged a furious, multipronged lobbying campaign to shut down, or at least weaken, the legislation. New York Times, "The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law," 27 May 2018 The onetime loner from the cabin now sits at the center of a multipronged creative movement. WSJ, "‘Big Red Machine’ Review: Playing to Their Strengths," 30 Aug. 2018 The six-year contract contains cumulative wage hikes of more than 17 percent, retroactive to 2015, along with new measures governing internal discipline and appeals and the creation of a multipronged system of civilian police oversight. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Seattle City Council approves police-union contract; deal faces scrutiny by federal judge overseeing reforms," 13 Nov. 2018 Mass Appeal, the multipronged urban culture company that is home to Nas' record label, has entered into a global distribution agreement with Universal Music Group. Marc Schneider, Billboard, "Mass Appeal Inks Distribution Deal With Universal Ahead of New Nas Album," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of multipronged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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