noun plural -cae (-kiː)
Derived Formsfurcal, adjective
Word Origin for furca
Examples from the Web for furca
While she stood before the altar, a servant announced that Furca, the arch-priest of Cybele, had obeyed her summons.
"The spell of her beauty and grace, rather," answered Furca, with a grin.
Yet, as will be seen in the text, the gallows or furca itself is no longer used.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
The furca is, as a rule, a powerful motor-organ, and has its laminae edged with strong teeth (ungues) or setae or both.
By virtue of my office, I bid you take off that furca, and spare the life of your prisoner.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar