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



    BrE BrE//prɒŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɔːŋ//
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  1. 1each of the two or more long pointed parts of a fork One of the prongs of the garden fork went through his foot.
  2. 2each of the separate parts of an attack, argument, etc., that move towards a place, subject, etc. from different positions
  3. 3-pronged (in adjectives) having the number or type of prongs mentioned a two-pronged fork a three-pronged attack
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting a forked implement): perhaps related to Middle Low German prange ‘pinching instrument’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prong