- Also called forklift truck, fork truck. a small vehicle with two power-operated prongs at the front that can be slid under heavy loads and then raised for moving and stacking materials in warehouses, shipping depots, etc.
- to move or stack by forklift.
Origin of forklift
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- a vehicle having two power-operated horizontal prongs that can be raised and lowered for loading, transporting, and unloading goods, esp goods that are stacked on wooden palletsSometimes shortened to: forklift
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Word Origin and History for fork-lift truck
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