Crossword clues for fork
- Pay, with "over"
- Dividing point in a road
- Decision spot
- Decision point
- Branch of a river
- "Which way do I go?" locale
- Where a road map might be consulted
- What the letters added to the four "stirred" words in this puzzle spell
- Utensil to the left of the plate in a standard table setting
- Utensil for spaghetti
- Tuning item
- Tuning implement
- Tuning __
- Sushi bar no-no
- Salad eater's utensil
- Road's multiple choice
- Road split
- Road feature
- Road divide
- Road divergence
- Road branching
- Pronged tool
- Pronged table utensil
- Potsticker sticker, at times
- Point presenting options
- Place setting component
- Neil Young "___ in the Road"
- Motorist's choice
- Knife's partner at dinner
- Knife go-with
- Item for eating or tuning
- Improper sushi implement
- Hand (over)
- Farm tool seen in "American Gothic"
- Elevator at a construction site / Rare pitch that's similar in grip to a splitter
- Eating iron
- Divide into branches
- Diner's utensil
- Come to a ___ in the road
- Chicken sticker, maybe
- Branch in the road
- Pitch provider
- Divide in two
- Silver piece
- Part of a river
- Part of a road
- Choice location?
- Chess tactic that involves attacking two pieces at once
- Stick with it
- Food sticker
- Decision point in a road
- The act of branching out or dividing into branches
- The angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
- Has a handle and metal prongs
- Cutlery used for serving and eating food
- An agricultural tool used for lifting or digging
- Spot encountered on a road
- Road division
- Knife's companion
- ___ out (spend)
- People using right instead of left branch in road?
- Divide into two or more branches
- Tool with tines
- Part of a place setting
- Cutlery item
- Setting item
- Setting piece
- Branch off
- Place setting item
- Service piece
- Piece of flatware
- Tuning device
- Salad bar utensil
- Eating utensil
- Salad utensil
- Driver's decision point
- Y-shaped intersection
- Utensil with tines
- Tined utensil
- Table-setting piece
- Road divider
- Piece of a place setting
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bracket \Brack"et\, n. [Cf. OF. braguette codpiece, F. brayette, Sp. bragueta, also a projecting mold in architecture; dim. fr. L. bracae breeches; cf. also, OF. bracon beam, prop, support; of unknown origin. Cf. Breeches.]
(Arch.) An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.
Note: This is the more general word. See Brace, Cantalever, Console, Corbel, Strut.
(Engin. & Mech.) A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
(Naut.) A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
(Mil.) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
(Print.) One of two characters , used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet.
A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
(Gunnery) A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; -- only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork.
Bracket light, a gas fixture or a lamp attached to a wall, column, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "to divide in branches, go separate ways," also "disagree, be inconsistent," from fork (n.). Transitive meaning "raise or pitch with a fork" is from 1812. Related: Forked; forking. The slang verb phrase fork (something) over is from 1839 (fork out) "give over" is from 1831). Forking (n.) in the forensic sense "disagreement among witnesses" is from c.1400.
Old English forca, force "pitchfork, forked instrument, forked weapon," from a Germanic borrowing (Old Frisian forke, Dutch vork, Old Norse forkr, Danish fork) of Latin furca "pitchfork; fork used in cooking," a word of uncertain origin. Old English also had forcel "pitchfork." From c.1200 as "forked stake or post" (as a gallows or prop).\n
\nTable forks are said to have been not used among the nobility in England until 15c. and not common until early 17c. The word is first attested in this sense in English in an inventory from 1430, probably from Old North French forque (Old French furche, Modern French fourche), from the Latin word. Of rivers, from 1753; of roads, from 1839. As a bicycle part from 187
As a chess attack on two pieces simultaneously by one (usually a knight), it dates from 1650s. In old slang, forks "the two forefingers" is from 181
n. 1 A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc. 2 (context obsolete English) A gallows. 3 A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting. 4 A tuning fork. 5 An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two. 6 One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow. 7 A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions. 8 (context geography English) Used in the names of some river tributary, e.g. West Fork White River and East Fork White River, joining together to form the White River of Indiana 9 (context figuratively English) A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths. 10 (context chess English) The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight). 11 (context computer science English) A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process execute parts of the same program. 12 (context computer science English) An event where development of some free software or open-source software is split into two or more separate projects. 13 (context British English) crotch. 14 (context colloquial English) A forklift. 15 The individual blades of a forklift. 16 In a bicycle, the portion holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance. vb. 1 To divide into two or more branches. 2 (context transitive English) To move with a fork (as hay or food). 3 (context computer science English) To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicate the existing process. 4 (context computer science English) To split a (software) project into several projects. 5 (context computer science English) To split a (software) distributed version control repository 6 (context British English) To kick someone in the crotch. 7 To shoot into blades, as corn does.
n. cutlery used for serving and eating food
an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk [syn: crotch]
In computing, particularly in the context of the Unix operating system and its workalikes, fork is an operation whereby a process creates a copy of itself. It is usually a system call, implemented in the kernel. Fork is the primary (and historically, only) method of process creation on Unix-like operating systems.
A fork is a utensil for eating and cooking.
Fork may also refer to:
- redirect Intersection (road)#Fork
In chess, a fork is a tactic whereby a single piece makes two or more direct attacks simultaneously. Most commonly two pieces are threatened, which is also sometimes called a double attack. The attacker usually aims to gain material by capturing one of the opponent's pieces. The defender often finds it difficult to counter two or more threats in a single move. The attacking piece is called the forking piece; the pieces attacked are said to be forked. A piece that is defended can still said to be forked if the forking piece has a lower value.
Besides attacking pieces, a target of a fork can be a direct mating threat (for example, attacking an unprotected knight while simultaneously setting up a battery of queen and bishop to threaten mate). Or a target can be an implied threat (for example, a knight may attack an unprotected piece while simultaneously threaten to fork queen and rook).
Forks are often used as part of a combination which may involve other types of chess tactics as well.
As a piece of cutlery or kitchenware, a fork is a tool consisting of a handle with several narrow tines on one end. The fork is a primarily Western utensil, whereas in east Asia chopsticks have been more prevalent. Today, forks are increasingly available throughout east Asia. The usually metal utensil is used to lift food to the mouth or to hold ingredients in place while they are being cut by a knife. Food can be lifted either by spearing it on the tines or by holding it on top of the tines, which are often curved slightly. A fork is shaped in the form of a trident but curved at the joint of the handle to the points.
The early history of the fork is obscure. As a kitchen and dining utensil it is generally believed to have originated in the Roman Empire, as proved by archaeological evidences. The personal table fork most likely originated in the Eastern Roman (or Byzantine) Empire. Its use spread to what is now the Middle East during the first millennium AD and then spread into southern Europe during the second millennium. It did not become common in northern Europe until the 18th century and was not common in North America until the 19th century.
In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct and separate piece of software. The term often implies not merely a development branch, but a split in the developer community, a form of schism.
Free and open-source software is that which, by definition, may be forked from the original development team without prior permission without violating copyright law. However, licensed forks of proprietary software (e.g. Unix) also happen.
In a computer file system, a fork is a set of data associated with a file system object. File systems without forks only allow a single such set of data for the contents, while file systems with forks allow multiple such contents. Every non-empty file must have at least one fork, often of default type, and depending on the file system, a file may have one or more other associated forks, which in turn may contain primary data integral to the file, or just metadata. Unlike extended attributes, a similar file system feature which is typically of fixed size, forks can be of variable size, possibly even larger than the file's primary data fork. The size of a file is the sum of the sizes of each fork. Forks are also known as streams, since they are of variable size (unlike fixed size metadata), but this differs from .
Usage examples of "fork".
Ali Aga was bringing all the plates, knives and forks in the neighborhood.
With a forked stick he took the beaker from the ashes and placed it in the annealing oven.
Flake with a fork, and mix with Bechamel Sauce to which has been added the yolks of four eggs well-beaten, half a cupful of grated Parmesan cheese, and lemon-juice and grated nutmeg to season.
The exception is when the forks run parallel after bifurcating and then diverge.
But the Great Mahlke had started down a path resembling that tunnel-like, overgrown, thorny, and birdless path in Oliva Castle Park, which had no forks or byways but was nonetheless a labyrinth.
Two miles further on, at a fork in the road, he met a Bondel riding on a donkey.
These borers often attack at a fork and their tunnel entrances are covered with a coating of droppings held together with silk webbing.
X-frames instead of bothering to find forked twigs of the proper size and angle.
SheVa had headed down the Little Tennessee River to where it was joined by Cader Creek then headed up that valley to rendezvous with its reload group on Cader Fork.
It was a long journey by horseback across the Taiga region of Ulus to the forks of Sube off the Chagan Sea, and then an even longer trek southward into the mountains themselves.
With a snap of the wrist, Cilia held out a twisted, melted piece of resin that had once been a fork.
Below them, the main fork of the little Coquille River rushed westward under the shattered skeletons of broken bridges before meeting its north and south branches under the morning shadow of Sugarloaf Peak.
From the tip of its long, crocodilian snout, a yard of pink, forked tongue flicked out.
They claim to have all the cutlery we need, but people never have enough forks.
Beyond the boundaries of her place lay the cutlery to be shared: the suckett forks, condiment spoons, Sugar shells, mote spoons, pickle forks, butter picks, nut picks, cheese scoops, horseradish spoons, and various others, not to be confused with the soup ladles, fish slicers, jelly servers, snuff spoons, and wick scissors to be wielded by the servants.