a large, long-handled for manually lifting and hay, stalks of grain, etc.
pitchforks, Northern U.S. beggar’s-lice, especially the achenes of Spanish needles.
verb (used with object)
to or throw with or as if with a pitchfork.
a long-handled fork with two or three long curved tines for lifting, turning, or tossing hay
to use a pitchfork on (something)
to thrust (someone) unwillingly into a position
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.
rain cats and dogs
[pich-ing] /ˈpɪtʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of revetting or paving with small stones. 2. stones so used. [pich] /pɪtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to erect or set up (a tent, camp, or the like). 2. to put, set, or plant in a fixed or definite place or position. 3. to throw, fling, hurl, […]
noun, Golf. 1. a club with an iron head the face of which has more slope than a pitcher but less slope than a niblick.
noun 1. a gambling game in which pennies are tossed to a mark or against a wall, the winner being the person whose penny lands closest to the mark or wall.
noun, Carpentry. 1. .