\ 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

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Nowadays, Lopez, the mother of 10-year-old twins Max and Emme (with ex-husband Marc Anthony), oversees a multi-pronged empire that spans music, TV, film, live entertainment, and style. Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lopez Is (Still) on Top of the World," 9 Jan. 2019 Those tiny pronged expression lines known as crow's feet can bring personality to your face; the tangible signs of the joy life has given you. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Best Ways to Handle Crow's Feet," 15 Feb. 2019 The Pentagon has adopted a two-pronged approach to address potential threats, auditing U.S. defense companies for their cybersecurity measures and taking steps to promote more domestic production, including direct investment to expand U.S. output. Steven Russolillo, WSJ, "Chinese Tech Shares Tumble on Spying Concerns," 5 Oct. 2018 This two-pronged attack on democracy is only likely to get worse. The Economist, "Pakistan’s top court is eager to take on any brief," 28 Mar. 2018 Parsons uses a Maybelline brow product, of course, to achieve the full look: the TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen that launched this spring with a multi-pronged tip that's designed to mimic the movements of a microblader. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Gigi Hadid Subtly Changed Her Look With This $10 Drugstore Brow Pen," 3 July 2018 After the three-pronged attack of Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele did little in the opening win, the French trio was active in Yekaterinburg., "France eliminates Peru, advances to Round of 16," 21 June 2018 This could all be part of a three-pronged political strategy to respond to the special counsel. Tessa Berenson, Time, "President Trump Wants the FBI Investigated. Here Are 3 Possible Reasons Why," 22 May 2018 During his visit here late last month, Macron offered a four-pronged strategy to maintain the nuclear deal as part of a broader effort to address other concerns, including a political solution in Syria that would reduce Iran’s influence. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, "Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal but offers no plan for what comes next," 8 May 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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