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English definition of “fork”

fork

noun [C]  /fɔrk/ us  

fork noun [C] (TOOL)

a common tool used in eating that usually has three or four stiff metal points attached to a handle: The knives and forks go in the middle drawer.

fork noun [C] (DIVISION)

the place where a single thing divides into two or more parts, or one of the parts: a fork in the road

fork

verb [I] /fɔrk/
to divide into two or more parts: You’ll come to our house just before the road forks.
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