one of the pointed tines of a fork.
any pointed, projecting part, as of an antler.
a branch of a stream.
Jewelry. a tapering metal projection, usually heavier than a claw, rising from the base of a jewelry setting and used to hold a stone in position as needed.: Compare claw (def. 7).
to pierce or stab with or as if with a prong.
to supply with prongs.
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How to use prong in a sentence
There are at least five different kinds of EV charging jacks out there, each with a different arrangement of prongs and sockets.The EU mandated USB-C ports for devices. Electric car chargers should be next | Samanth Subramanian | June 8, 2022 | Quartz
Each prong is in turn covered in a forest of protrusions, or micropillars, that resemble tiny mushrooms.How lizards keep detachable tails from falling off | Anna Gibbs | February 17, 2022 | Science News
Plus the flex allows the independent prongs of the plate to give way when pushed up by uneven terrain, rather than turning your foot sideways as a full rigid plate would.The Running Shoes We’re Most Excited to Try in 2022 | jbeverly | December 30, 2021 | Outside Online
Last week, the head of the US Federal Reserve had the sensitive task of announcing the central bank is rolling back its bond-purchasing program, a key prong of its pandemic stimulus.What Powell learned from past Fed mistakes on guiding the US out of a recession | Nate DiCamillo | November 10, 2021 | Quartz
This last prong of the Carolene Products framework forms the bulk of Vaello-Madero’s legal argument.The surprisingly high stakes in a Supreme Court case about $28,000 | Ian Millhiser | November 5, 2021 | Vox
In the early morning of August 27, Howe launched a three-prong attack.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site | Justin Jones | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This leads to the two-prong test defense lawyers use to battle DUI cases, challenge the stop and challenge the arrest.
But more telling than this is the second prong of the Eastern Lyme Offensive.
The slabs of the flooring, covered everywhere else with greenish moisture, wore a blood-red tint under the prong.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
It is indeed almost impossible for orthodox divines to make a selection which prong of the fork is the worst.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
In man and other placentaires, the forked prong is a teratological fact only encountered in incomplete double monsters.The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
The hunter then threw his spear, made with three barbs of different lengths, and caught the duck on the sharp central prong.Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
So, snatching a cloak from the prong of an antler in the hall, Theresa went out into the irregular hooting of the storm.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for prong
a sharply pointed end of an instrument, such as on a fork
any pointed projecting part
(tr) to prick or spear with or as if with a prong
- pronged, adjective
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