Definition of fork noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



; fɔːrk
1 a tool with a handle and three or four sharp points (called prongs), used for picking up and eating foodto eat with a knife and fork2 a garden tool with a long or short handle and three or four sharp metal points, used for digging see also pitchfork3 a place where a road, river, etc. divides into two parts; either of these two partsShortly before dusk they reached a fork and took the left-hand track.Take the right fork.4 a thing shaped like a fork, with two or more long partsa jagged fork of lightning see also tuning fork5 either of two metal supporting pieces into which a wheel on a bicycle or motorcycle is fitted