prong

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From Middle English pronge, perhaps from Middle Low German prange (stick, restraining device), from prangen (to press, pinch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)preng (to wrap up, constrict), akin to Lithuanian springstù (to choke, become choked or obstructed), Latvian sprañgât (cord, constrict), Ancient Greek σπαργανόω (sparganóō, to swaddle), σπάργανον (spárganon, swaddling cloth).

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prong (plural prongs)

  1. A thin, pointed, projecting part.
    a pitchfork with four prongs
  2. A branch; a fork.
    the two prongs of a river

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