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a fork used in carving meat, commonly having two long tines and, at the base of the handle, a projection on which to rest the forefinger and thumb.
Historical Examples

The father talked so much that his daughter Edith took the carving-fork from him and served out the mutton-chops herself.
A Bicycle of Cathay Frank R. Stockton

The spoons he couldn’t find, but he found a carving-fork and a fish-slice.
The Magic City Edith Nesbit

He pointed to his honoured parent with the carving-fork, in order that they might know whom he meant.
Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens

And he bit a generous inch off the cold sausage which he had speared with the carving-fork.
The Magic City Edith Nesbit

Insert the carving-fork across the middle of the breast-bone.
Carving and Serving Mrs. D. A. Lincoln


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