forkful

[ fawrk-fool ]
/ ˈfɔrk fʊl /

noun, plural fork·fuls.

the amount a fork can hold.

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Origin of forkful

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

usage note for forkful

See -ful.
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