pronged

adjective
\ ˈprȯŋd How to pronounce pronged (audio) , 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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The film’s heart is a two-pronged approach that alternates between separate realities just as its characters go back and forth between Israeli and Palestinian worlds. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 8 Aug. 2019 The film’s heart is a two-pronged approach that alternates between separate realities just as its characters go back and forth between Israeli and Palestinian worlds. Kenneth Turan, Twin Cities, "‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 8 Aug. 2019 That requires a multi-pronged goal: Educate young people and encourage plantings. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Vintage Ohio celebrates 25 years: How the wine festival grew," 29 July 2019 The film’s heart is a two-pronged approach that alternates between separate realities just as its characters go back and forth between Israeli and Palestinian worlds. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ deliciously walks fine comedic line of Israeli-Palestinian conflict," 1 Aug. 2019 Their three-pronged attack of Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon can destroy every Serie A defence on its day, and their flying full backs and creative midfield are now supported by a rock-solid backline. SI.com, "Napoli: Gli Azzurri Could Finally End Juventus' Domestic Dominance Next Season," 30 July 2019 The two-pronged attack on Sunday took place in the same district, Dera Ismail Khan, which is in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Salman Masood, BostonGlobe.com, "Taliban attack security checkpoint and hospital in Pakistan," 21 July 2019 Joe Bruce recommends a two-pronged approach where the angler has two or three rods rigged with different lures. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "May: Fishing in the summer shallows, Part 2," 20 July 2019 The Roosevelt Conservation Caucus seeks to embrace this two-pronged approach to its namesake cause, championing policies that both develop and protect the country’s natural resources. Kayla Bartsch, National Review, "Republicans Take an Important Step Back into the Environmental Debate," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of pronged

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pronged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pronged

: having a specified number of prongs
: having a specified number of parts

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