pitchfork

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noun pitch·fork \ˈpich-ˌfȯrk\

Definition of pitchfork

  1. :  a long-handled fork that has two or three long somewhat curved prongs and is used especially in pitching hay

pitchfork

transitive verb

13th Century

First Known Use of pitchfork

13th century


PITCHFORK Defined for English Language Learners

pitchfork

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noun pitch·fork \ˈpich-ˌfȯrk\

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

pitchfork

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noun pitch·fork \ˈpich-ˌfȯrk\

Definition of pitchfork for Students

  1. :  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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