ˈprȯŋd How to pronounce pronged (audio)
: having a usually specified number of prongs
usually used in combination
a 3-pronged fork
: having a usually specified number of parts or approaches
a 2-pronged strategy

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pronged was in 1707

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“Pronged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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