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carving fork

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noun
  1. a fork used in carving meat, commonly having two long tines and, at the base of the handle, a projection on which to rest the forefinger and thumb.
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Origin of carving fork

First recorded in 1670–80
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  • And he bit a generous inch off the cold sausage which he had speared with the carving-fork.

    The Magic City

    Edith Nesbit

  • The spoons he couldn't find, but he found a carving-fork and a fish-slice.

    The Magic City

    Edith Nesbit

  • Insert the carving-fork across the middle of the breast-bone.

    Carving and Serving

    Mrs. D. A. Lincoln

  • The father talked so much that his daughter Edith took the carving-fork from him and served out the mutton-chops herself.

    A Bicycle of Cathay

    Frank R. Stockton

  • He pointed to his honoured parent with the carving-fork, in order that they might know whom he meant.