\ 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

Examples of pronged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And each team - 2012 in Washington, the 2016 Falcons and 2019 49ers - ranked in the top five in rushing yards per game with a multi-pronged attack. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Oct. 2021 Last week, Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a three-pronged plan to keep people housed in the city — free legal counsel for tenants in court, federal dollars for past-due rent and utilities and a chance to find a job through a city program. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 21 Sep. 2021 Biden, who is set to campaign for Newsom next week, announced a six-pronged plan to combat the pandemic on Thursday, imposing strict new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and health care staff. Dan Merica, CNN, 10 Sep. 2021 The White House said Wednesday that Biden will be unveiling the framework for a new six-pronged plan to combat the still prevalent spread of Covid-19. Jemima Mcevoy, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The word comes ahead of the president’s speech Thursday afternoon outlining a six-pronged plan to address the latest rise in coronavirus cases and the stagnating pace of COVID-19 shots. Zeke Miller,, 9 Sep. 2021 To combat this progression, Wray and other experts suggest a two-pronged plan employing internal strategies to deal with your emotions and external strategies for taking action. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 Drawing on nearly $300 million in federal relief money, the Department of Education has a three-pronged plan for academic, extracurricular and child care support. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 Jefferson County Public Schools, the state's largest district, implemented a multi-pronged racial equity plan in early 2019 designed to improve outcomes for students of color. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of pronged

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pronged was in 1707

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24 Oct 2021

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“Pronged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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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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