Meaning of “-pronged” in the English Dictionary

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"-pronged" in British English

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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)

"pronged" in American English

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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)