pitchfork

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English[edit]

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Pitchfork next to a compost bin

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪtʃˌfɔɹk/

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pycchefork, pychforke, pikeforke, pikkforke, pic-forcke, equivalent to pitch +‎ fork.

Noun[edit]

pitchfork (plural pitchforks)

  1. An agricultural tool comprising a fork attached to a long handle used for pitching hay or bales of hay high up onto a haystack.

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Verb[edit]

pitchfork (third-person singular simple present pitchforks, present participle pitchforking, simple past and past participle pitchforked)

  1. (transitive) To toss or carry with a pitchfork.

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