Pitchfork



[pich-fawrk] /ˈpɪtʃˌfɔrk/

noun
1.
a large, long-handled for manually lifting and hay, stalks of grain, etc.
2.
pitchforks, Northern U.S. beggar’s-lice, especially the achenes of Spanish needles.
verb (used with object)
3.
to or throw with or as if with a pitchfork.
/ˈpɪtʃˌfɔːk/
noun
1.
a long-handled fork with two or three long curved tines for lifting, turning, or tossing hay
verb (transitive)
2.
to use a pitchfork on (something)
3.
to thrust (someone) unwillingly into a position
n.

mid-14c., altered (by influence of pichen “to throw, thrust;” see pitch (v.1)) from Middle English pic-forken (c.1200), from pik (see pike (n.4)) + fork (n.). The verb is attested from 1837.

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