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Definition of fork noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a tool with a handle and three or four sharp points (calledprong), used for picking up and eating food to eat with a knife and fork
  2. 2a garden tool with a long or short handle and three or four sharp metal points, used for digging see also pitchfork
  3. 3a place where a road, river, etc. divides into two parts; either of these two parts Shortly before dusk they reached a fork and took the left-hand track. Take the right fork.
  4. 4a thing shaped like a fork, with two or more long parts a jagged fork of lightning see also tuning fork
  5. 5either of two metal supporting pieces into which a wheel on a bicycle or motorcycle is fitted
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fork