\ ˈprȯŋd How to pronounce pronged (audio) , ˈpräŋd \

Definition of pronged

1 : having a usually specified number of prongs usually used in combinationa 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 The complaint is the first phase of what’s shaping up as a multi-pronged attack against Google. David Mclaughlin,, "Google Accused of Abusing Market Power in Landmark U.S. Case," 20 Oct. 2020 The initiative will be multi-pronged, chipping away at the barriers that have hindered the ability of many African Americans and Latinos to buy property, launch a business or find work. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "JP Morgan Chase to spend $30 billion to close the racial wealth gap," 8 Oct. 2020 Gibney teamed with investigative journalist Lowell Bergman and reporters from Russia to paint a sweeping portrait of the multi-pronged campaign, orchestrated under Russian president Vladimir Putin's government despite his denials. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Agents of Chaos' takes a deep, deep dive into the Trump-Russia nexus," 23 Sep. 2020 Leopold has developed a three-pronged mantra to guide natural gas companies’ work. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Natural gas lobby charts course for fuel in carbon-constrained world," 3 Sep. 2020 Yet another thread in Ms. Perry’s multi-pronged book involves Elena’s older sister Margot, who encounters her own share of intrigue while attending a friend’s wedding to a young Nazi officer in Berlin. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: Copy on Command," 25 Sep. 2020 That order has a three-pronged approach, asking the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and Department of Justice each to undertake some part of the enforcement. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Justice Department sends its Section 230 rewrite to Congress," 23 Sep. 2020 Penumbra is one of 20 Black, Latino, Indigenous and Asian American cultural organizations nationally getting support from Ford’s two-pronged, $160 million national program. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "Penumbra Theatre declared one of Ford Foundation's 'cultural treasures'," 25 Sep. 2020 Take your marshmallow toasting to new levels of perfection with these telescoping, rotating, double-pronged roasting sticks. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "6 delish ways to make s’mores at home, no campfire required," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pronged

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Oct 2020

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“Pronged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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