from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small two-pronged metal device that when struck produces a sound of fixed pitch that is used as a reference, as in tuning musical instruments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a fork-shaped object which emits a tone of a specific frequency when struck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a steel instrument consisting of two prongs and a handle, which, being struck, gives a certain fixed tone. It is used for tuning instruments, or for ascertaining the pitch of tunes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A steel instrument with two prongs, designed to produce, when struck, a musical tone of some particular pitch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments
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