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adjective, fork·i·er, fork·i·est.
  1. forked.
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Origin of forky

First recorded in 1500–10; fork + -y1
Related formsfork·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • A dark cloud was rising in the west, across whose gloomy front the vivid lightning bent its forky spires.

    Alonzo and Melissa

    Daniel Jackson, Jr.

  • A blue and forky flash darted a momentary light over the landscape.

    Ixion In Heaven

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Their forky tongues licked the bones that appeared to writhe and crawl in living agony.

  • An erect serpent occupies the other side, and ends with forky tongue near the orifice.

  • Wolves hunt in packs,They sought for bigger game; somehowThey seemed to see above her brow The forky sign of turkey tracks.