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prong

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noun \ˈprȯŋ, ˈpräŋ\

Definition of prong

  1. 1 :  fork

  2. 2 :  a tine of a fork

  3. 3 :  a slender pointed or projecting part: such asa :  a fang of a toothb :  a point of an antler

  4. 4 :  something resembling a prong

Origin and Etymology of prong

Middle English pronge


First Known Use: 15th century


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prong

verb

Definition of prong

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

1785

First Known Use of prong

1785


PRONG Defined for English Language Learners

prong

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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

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noun \ˈprȯŋ\

Definition of prong for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the sharp points of a fork

  2. 2 :  a slender part that sticks out (as a point of an antler)



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