Origin of fork
OTHER WORDS FROM forkforkless, adjectiveforklike, adjectiveun·fork, verb (used with object)
How to use fork in a sentence
Remove from the oven and, using a potato masher or large fork, coarsely mash the cranberries.Tart roasted cranberries and a billowy meringue topping take this pie in a bright, bold direction|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Using a fork, dock the crimped crust and chill well, at least 30 minutes.Decorate this caramel apple pie with festive, buttery pastry cutouts|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
When ready to serve, run a fork along the top of the potatoes to further fan out the slices.This whole herb-roasted chicken with Hasselback potatoes is a holiday-ready sheet-pan dinner|Ann Maloney|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
When the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the stringy flesh into a medium bowl.This vegan Bolognese is full of familiar, comforting flavors|Joe Yonan|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
There’s no built-in suspension—both the frame and the fork are fully rigid.Harley’s first electric bicycle stands out with its retro style|Stan Horaczek|November 2, 2020|Popular-Science
Murdoch bought the Journal at a major loss in 2007, forking over about $5 billion.JP Morgan Losses, Barclays’s Bad Bet: It’s a Bad Day for Banks|Alex Klein|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So seductive, apparently, that he barely flinched before forking over nearly $500,000 of his own money to finance The Big Uneasy.
The expense of altering the engine, and forking the water to bottom, and proving the mine, will not exceed 1000l.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Darkness was closing in when they came to the forking of the trail, and, with a little cry of warning, Hetty lashed the team.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter|Harold Bindloss
The branchlets nearest the forking of the stalk are from four to fifteen inches long, those more remote successively shorter.Beautiful Ferns|Daniel Cady Eaton
It branches in a forking manner and has depending from its branches lamin two or three feet long.
Frond erect, flat; branches in a forking manner; ultimate branches fine and short, and with branchlets on the tips.
British Dictionary definitions for fork
- a division into two or more branches
- the point where the division begins
- such a branch