from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, long-handled fork with sharp, widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay.
- transitive v. To lift or toss with or as if with a pitchfork.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An agricultural tool comprising a fork attached to a long handle used for pitching hay or bales of hay high up onto a haystack.
- v. To toss or carry with a pitchfork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fork, or farming utensil, used in pitching hay, sheaves of grain, or the like.
- transitive v. To pitch or throw with, or as with, a pitchfork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lift or throw with a pitchfork.
- To put, throw, or thrust suddenly or abruptly into any position.
- n. A fork for lifting and pitching hay or the like.
- n. A tuning-fork.
- n. plural Either Bidens cernua, the nodding bur-marigold, or B. frondosa, the black beggar-ticks: so called from the two prong-like awns of the adhesive achenes. See devil's-pitchforks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay
- v. lift with a pitchfork
And, while the pitchfork is packed away for now, I hope he knows, it can come right back out very quickly.
Sen. Claire McCaskill D-Mo. seemed to imply that the path Republicans were on concerning the matter could lead to some sort of angry "pitchfork" - wielding mob.
An affection for deep-fried steak known as "pitchfork fondue" and the occasional roadside oddity—like Salem Sue, a 38-foot fiberglass Holstein cow—doesn't hurt.
An instant later, the tines of a pitchfork were a handspan from his eyes.
It ` s actually a manure pitchfork, which is good for Washington.
I want to put them right here in the studio because the pitchfork is a symbol to our weasels in Washington that we ` re sick of them acting like royalty.
The long handle of the pitchfork was the trail over which we had just come, the joining of the handle and the prongs were El Poso.
After breakfast, Mr. Ripley put a four-pronged instrument into my hands, which he gave me to understand was called a pitchfork; and he and Mr. Farley being armed with similar weapons, we all three commenced a gallant attack upon a heap of manure.
(The "pitchfork" roll comes with Wagyu beef, avocado and leek crisps.)
Seems even a bit on the high side to me - the product of "pitchfork" economics combined with the Fed's honest-this-time-we-got-it-right monetary policy.
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