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PITCHFORK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pitchfork mean? 

PITCHFORK (noun)
  The noun PITCHFORK has 1 sense:

1. a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay

  Familiarity information: PITCHFORK used as a noun is very rare.


PITCHFORK (verb)
  The verb PITCHFORK has 1 sense:

1. lift with a pitchfork

  Familiarity information: PITCHFORK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PITCHFORK (noun)


Sense 1pitchfork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pitchfork" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)

Meronyms (parts of "pitchfork"):

tine (prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler)


PITCHFORK (verb)


Sense 1pitchfork [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lift with a pitchfork

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

fork; pitchfork

Context example:

pitchfork hay

Hypernyms (to "pitchfork" is one way to...):

lift (take hold of something and move it to a different location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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