- to pitch or throw with or as if with a pitchfork.
Origin of pitchfork
Examples from the Web for pitchforks
Contemporary Examples of pitchforks
If someone, say, cracks a rape joke, the pitchforks will come out.Bill Maher: 'Sorry J. Law, We're Going to Have to Look at Your Nipples…'
September 10, 2014
No doubt many would still raise their pitchforks for such a declaration.When Fame Is the Reason for Abortion, Does That Make It Wrong?
April 30, 2014
It truly felt that revolution was in the air, if revolution meant sleeping bags and Thermoses of hot tea, rather than pitchforks.The Cult of Royal Porn
April 26, 2014
Grab your pitchforks and head for the steps of the Supreme Court.In Defense of Super PAC Moneymen
June 1, 2012
Ornstein goes a step further, saying the freshmen and their "pitchforks" will shred any wimpy compromise.The Gov't's Shutdown Sham
March 2, 2011
Historical Examples of pitchforks
Above the workhouse about six men armed with pitchforks met us.Debts of Honor
Throwing scythes and pitchforks aside, they snatched up their firearms.Manasseh
Some of the people who had come in from the country had pitchforks.Deerbrook
It wos rainin' pitchforks, as y'might say, and I raced on through the rain for an hour or so.The Opal Serpent
They threw their spades and pitchforks down And marched as rebels into town.A Humorous History of England
- a long-handled fork with two or three long curved tines for lifting, turning, or tossing hay
- to use a pitchfork on (something)
- to thrust (someone) unwillingly into a position