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Definition of "pitchfork" [pitch•fork]

  • A large, long-handled fork with sharp, widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay. (noun)
  • To lift or toss with or as if with a pitchfork. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pitchfork" in a sentence
  • "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."