English version

prong

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprongprong /prɒŋ $ prɒːŋ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DFUCFa thin sharp point of something such as a fork that has several points 🔊 sticking out like the prongs of a garden fork2 one of two or three ways of achieving something which are used at the same timeprong of 🔊 the second prong of the attackpronged adjective 🔊 a two-pronged fork
Examples from the Corpus
prongThis one had a prong like a dagger in its head.This was the west side of the house, which was built in the shape of an E without the middle prong.The prongs had rounded edges that fit into finely finished grooves.If the ribber is on full pitch these prongs move in slightly between the ribber sinker posts as you wind the handle.The third prong was at once the simplest and the most sweeping.Some acrylic easels are rigid with prongs or lips to hold the object.
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