from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hand tool for pitching hay.
- n. A machine-operated fork for moving hay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tool used for moving hay; a pitchfork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fork for pitching and tedding hay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fork used for turning over hay to dry, or in lifting it, as into a cart, on to a rick, etc.
- n. Hay-forks used with hay-carriers are made in the form of spears or harpoons, or of hinged grappling-irons resembling a clam-shell dredge. The harpoons are single or double and are provided with barbs which, when the shaft is thrust into the hay, can be thrown out to gather and lift a large bunch of it. The grappling-forks are opened and dropped upon the hay, when a pull upon a cord draws the tines together, gathering and lifting the hay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long-handled fork for turning or lifting hay
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