Also called forklift truck, fork truck. a small vehicle with two power-operated prongs at the front that can be slid under heavy loads and then raised for moving and stacking materials in warehouses, shipping depots, etc.
verb (used with object)
to move or stack by forklift.
a vehicle having two power-operated horizontal prongs that can be raised and lowered for loading, transporting, and unloading goods, esp goods that are stacked on wooden pallets Sometimes shortened to forklift
also fork-lift (truck), 1946, from fork (n.) + lift (n.).
noun 1. .
[fawrk] /fɔrk/ noun 1. an instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., as an implement for handling food or any of various agricultural tools. 2. something resembling or suggesting this in form. 3. . 4. Machinery. 1 (def 9). 5. a division into branches. 6. the point or part at […]
adjective 1. (of food, especially meat) cooked so that it can be cut or pierced easily with a fork.
[fawr-kee] /ˈfɔr ki/ adjective, forkier, forkiest. 1. .