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pitchfork (n.)

"fork for lifting and pitching" (hay, etc.), commonly with a long handle and two prongs, mid-14c., altered (by influence of pichen "to throw, thrust;" see pitch (v.1)) from Middle English pic-forken (c. 1200), from pik (see pike (n.2)) + fork (n.). The verb, "to lift or throw with a pitchfork," is attested from 1837.

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Definitions of pitchfork
1
pitchfork (v.)
lift with a pitchfork;
pitchfork hay
Synonyms: fork
2
pitchfork (n.)
a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay;
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