\ˈprȯŋd, ˈpräŋd\

Definition of pronged 

1 : having a usually specified number of prongs usually used in combination a 3-pronged fork

2 : having a usually specified number of parts or approaches a 2-pronged strategy

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Parsons uses a Maybelline brow product, of course, to achieve the full look: the TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen that launched this spring with a multi-pronged tip that's designed to mimic the movements of a microblader. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Gigi Hadid Subtly Changed Her Look With This $10 Drugstore Brow Pen," 3 July 2018 After the three-pronged attack of Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele did little in the opening win, the French trio was active in Yekaterinburg., "France eliminates Peru, advances to Round of 16," 21 June 2018 This could all be part of a three-pronged political strategy to respond to the special counsel. Tessa Berenson, Time, "President Trump Wants the FBI Investigated. Here Are 3 Possible Reasons Why," 22 May 2018 During his visit here late last month, Macron offered a four-pronged strategy to maintain the nuclear deal as part of a broader effort to address other concerns, including a political solution in Syria that would reduce Iran’s influence. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, "Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal but offers no plan for what comes next," 8 May 2018 For the plant lover: Those without (or with inadequate) window sills will appreciate this three-pronged item. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "11 Colorful Home Gift Ideas for the Design Lover Who Has Everything," 16 Nov. 2018 Here’s my three-pronged pitch: Improve iMessage tech support. Joanna Stern, WSJ, "Ugh, Green Bubbles! Apple’s iMessage Makes Switching to Android Hard," 18 Oct. 2018 Dynamex established a three-pronged test: Does the employer control the work conditions? Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Gig economy 101—“I came to this bar in a Lyft, should I feel guilty about that?”," 3 Aug. 2018 Ironically and poetically, a more balanced and multi-pronged Brazil will advance due to Argentina's over-reliance on one star, while Spain has the skill and depth to break down a resolute defending champion in Germany. Staff,, "Who Will Win the 2018 World Cup? SI's Expert Predictions and Knockout Brackets," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of pronged

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of pronged

: having a specified number of prongs

: having a specified number of parts

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