What is another word for forks?

Pronunciation: [fˈɔːks] (IPA)

Forks, also known as a cutlery utensil, is the term used to refer to an instrument that is composed of a handle and several prongs, used mostly in eating. However, there are several synonyms for this word, including tines, prongs, and pitchforks. Tines are used to indicate the pointed ends of the forks, whereas pitchforks refer to more substantial, heavy-duty farming tools designed for handling hay or straw. Other less common synonyms can include the word trident, which refers to a fork with three prongs, and sporks, which combine the features of a spoon and a fork in one device.

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Usage examples for Forks

Spoons and forks are formed of the horns and bones of the reindeer.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Helen found knives, forks, and plates.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
He was leaning over the table setting out knives and forks.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Forks

  • They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party.
    William Henry Ashley
  • If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
    Brendan Behan
  • I once saw a forklift lift a crate of forks. And it was way to literal for me.
    Mitch Hedberg
  • There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger.
    Anna Quindlen
  • Loyalty is an exclusive two-way street that may've lots of bends, curves and twists, but it never forks. Undivided, unquestioned and unquestionable loyalty is becoming unthinkable nowadays, either in personal or professional relationships. You're one of the lucky ones if you've found it. Appreciate and hold on to your loyal friends and colleagues, for they're immensely invaluable.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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