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prong

noun \ ˈprȯŋ , ˈpräŋ \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of prong

1 : fork
2 : a tine of a fork
3 : a slender pointed or projecting part: such as
a : a fang of a tooth
b : a point of an antler
4 : something resembling a prong

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Origin and Etymology of prong

Middle English pronge


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prong

verb

Definition of prong

transitive verb
: to stab, pierce, or break up with a pronged device

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First Known Use of prong

1785


PRONG Defined for English Language Learners

prong

noun

Definition of prong for English Language Learners

  • : one of the long points of a fork or similar object

  • : one of the small metal parts of an electrical plug that fit into the holes in an outlet


PRONG Defined for Kids

prong

noun \ ˈprȯŋ \

Definition of prong for Students

1 : one of the sharp points of a fork
2 : a slender part that sticks out (as a point of an antler)


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