Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thin, pointed, projecting part.
  • noun A branch; a fork.
  • transitive verb To pierce with or as if with a thin, pointed, projecting part.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pang.
  • To stab with or as with a fork.
  • noun A sharp point or a pointed instrument; especially, one of several points which together make up a larger object: as, the prong of a fork; the prong of a deer's antler.
  • noun A hay-fork.
  • noun A fork or branch of a stream or inlet.
  • noun A prawn (?).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sharp-pointed instrument.
  • noun The tine of a fork, or of a similar instrument.
  • noun A sharp projection, as of an antler.
  • noun The fang of a tooth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thin, pointed, projecting part.
  • noun A branch; a fork.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pointed projection

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English pronge, pointed instrument, pain, from Medieval Latin pronga, of Germanic origin.]

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From Middle English pronge, perhaps from Middle Low German prange ("stick, restraining device"), from prangen ("to press, pinch"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)preng (“to wrap up, constrict”), akin to Lithuanian springstù ("to choke, become choked or obstructed"), Latvian sprañgât ("cord, constrict"), Ancient Greek σπαργανόω (sparganóō, "to swaddle"), σπάργανον (spárganon, "swaddling cloth").

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  • Can a woman prong a man?

    October 6, 2009

  • This reminds me of my Latin dictionary, in high school. For the word facio, one of the definitions was simply

    9. (obscene)

    October 6, 2009