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
Pitchfork was founded in 1996 by Minnesota native Ryan Schreiber, who quickly relocated the publication to Chicago, where it is still headquartered.
This time, Sanders’ people were out with their pitchforks—literally.
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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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