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"-pronged" in British English

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-prongedsuffix

uk   / -prɒŋd/ us   / -prɑːŋd/
two-pronged, three-pronged, etc.
having the stated number of prongs: figurative To tackle inflation the government have evolved a three-pronged strategy (= a plan that involves three ways of dealing with the problem).
(Definition of -pronged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prongedadjective [not gradable]

us   /prɔŋd, prɑŋd/
A two/three-pronged plan involves two/three different ways of achieving the same aim: The government has launched a two-pronged attack against poverty.
(Definition of pronged from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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