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

Examples of pronged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We’ve been asked to be gentle and diligent with these giant, pronged implements. Hazlitt, 20 Sep. 2023 This compact blender–food processor combo brings the pronged blade design Ninja blenders are known for to a smaller, more compact appliance. Good Housekeeping, 13 July 2023 Amidst the towering saguaro and pronged organ pipe cacti of southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, a 30-foot-tall fence snakes through the vegetation, shadowed by a barren strip of land that’s been carved into the mountainsides. Lucy Sherriff, Popular Science, 6 Jan. 2021 That’s why taking a multi-pronged approach to developing a talent pool will also help employees realize more of their potential while keeping them engaged. Neil Khaund, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 See all Example Sentences for pronged 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Pronged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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