n. & v.
—n. each of two or more projecting pointed parts at the end of a fork etc.
1 pierce or stab with a fork.
2 turn up (soil) with a fork.
Phrases and idioms:
prong-buck (or -horn or -horned antelope) a N. American deerlike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, the male of which has horns with forward-pointing prongs. three-pronged attack an attack on three separate points at once.
pronged adj. (also in comb.).
Etymology: ME (also prang), perh. rel. to MLG prange pinching instrument

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