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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His voice made up in genuine fervor what it lacked in volume, and the rabbi enjoyed his chanting with its traditional quavers and trills more than the studied effects of the cantor who surreptitiously would stoop and tap his tuning fork and hum the pitch before beginning a chant.
Students learn advanced hairspring manipulation, friction jeweling, disassembly, cleaning, and repair, electrical theory as it applies to watches and timepieces, and repairing tuning fork electronic movements.