\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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In early May, 16 months after her husband took office, Melania unveiled her official program, a three-pronged mission to encourage healthy living, fight opioid abuse and counter cyberbullying. Molly Ball, Time, "Melania Trump Is Redefining One of the World’s Weirdest Jobs," 28 June 2018 Unlike most clunky brow markers, this one has a four-pronged tip that give you the same realistic hair-like strokes as a pro microblading tool. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "This $10 Pen Makes It Look Like You Microbladed Your Brows," 11 June 2018 As for how to help your skin recuperate from the negative effects of overexposure, taking a swift, three-pronged approach can help minimize redness, swelling, and long-term damage. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "The Best Sunburn Remedies, From Soothing Balms to LED Treatments," 28 May 2018 The designers claim the four-pronged shape prevent it from slipping out of wet hands—a plausible theory, if scientifically unproven. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Tetra Soap brings Brutalism to personal hygiene," 22 May 2018 The two-pronged approach leads to soft and dewy skin in a matter of minutes. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Are You Exfoliating Your Face Wrong?," 11 July 2018 Now that project is scrapped, and the two-pronged plan announced on Thursday will also take the production pressure off Los Alamos — a move that seeks to maintain its profile as a scientific research center rather than as a munitions factory. New York Times, "As U.S. Demands Nuclear Disarmament, It Moves to Expand Its Own Arsenal," 14 May 2018 The state Legislature in New York is expected to approve a two-pronged plan by Cuomo as part of its state budget for the fiscal year that starts Sunday. Joseph Spector And Jon Campbell, USA TODAY, "New York is first of high-tax states ready to do end-around Trump code," 28 Mar. 2018 But for the robot’s two-pronged gripper in simulation, the base is best. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Robots Can't Hold Stuff Very Well. But You Can Help," 13 July 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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