Definition of pitchfork
: a long-handled fork that has two or three long somewhat curved prongs and is used especially in pitching hay
Recent Examples of pitchfork from the Web
Gavin, who is keeping her name the same, came out as a transgender woman, Pitchfork reports, and plans to make her debut at a performance on July 13.
SARA QUIN: Pitchfork did a survey of 23 of the top festivals this year, and 74 percent of the bills are men.
When the rabble show up with pitchforks and torches, the queen comes to the balcony and quiets them.
There’s also a hostile drug addict (Danica Curcic) who escapes from a kidnapping-style situation by wielding the aforementioned pitchfork, and who’s trapped in a police station alongside Kevin and the panicked soldier when the mist creeps in.
In the first 48 minutes alone, a young girl is assaulted, a man is stabbed with a pitchfork, and a local teacher is publicly shamed with all the righteous fury of a Hawthorne novel.
Prepare to be pegged by Satan’s pitchfork in hell, sinner.
A few years ago, the line of angry people marching from Indianapolis to Columbus, holding pitchforks and torches, that line would have started with me.
Picture this With another NBA season coming to an end, commissioner Adam Silver gets to return to his other job: Holding the pitchfork in American Gothic.
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First Known Use of pitchfork
PITCHFORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pitchfork for English Language Learners
: a tool that has two or three long, thin metal bars on a long handle and that is used for lifting hay
PITCHFORK Defined for Kids
Definition of pitchfork for Students
: a tool having a long handle and usually two to five metal prongs that is used especially for lifting and tossing hay or straw
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