forkful

[ fawrk-foo l ]
/ ˈfɔrk fʊl /
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noun, plural fork·fuls.

the amount a fork can hold.

Origin of forkful

1635–45; fork + -ful, probably on the model of spoonful

Usage note

See -ful.
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forkful


n.

1640s; see fork (n.) + -ful.

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