Definition of Prong

1. Noun. A pointed projection.

Group relationships: Belt Buckle, Buckle, Fork, Fork, Trident
Generic synonyms: Projection
Specialized synonyms: Tine
Derivative terms: Prongy



Definition of Prong

1. n. A sharp-pointed instrument.

Definition of Prong

1. Noun. A thin, pointed, projecting part. ¹

2. Noun. A branch; a fork. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prong

1. to pierce with a pointed projection [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prong

pronely
proneness
pronenesses
pronephra
pronephric
pronephroi
pronephros
pronephroses
proner
prones
pronest
proneur
proneural
proneuronal
proneurs
prong (current term)
prongbuck
prongbucks
pronged
pronghorn antelope
pronghorns
pronging
prongs
prongy
pronic
pronities
pronity
pronk
pronked

Literary usage of Prong

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"The eastern prong of this "Y" crosses Main street, and enters the yard through the first gate reached In going west along the north side of Main street, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"THE prong-HORN ANTELOPE. BY \VJ HAYS. IN a recent number of the NATURALIST is a letter from Dr. Coues on the animals of our Western plains. ..."

3. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"Here is a reliable report (June 29, 1912) regarding the prong-horned antelope in ... Zoologists can not save the prong-horn species save at long range, ..."

4. The Problem of Human Life: Embracing the "evolution of Sound" and "evolution by Alexander Wilford Hall (1880)
"He admits that the actual travel of a prong during a second, leaving out its ... And as the fan's travel is " slow motion," the prong's travel is ten times ..."

5. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"Each prong has certain distinctive features which will now be described. The Highlands of New Jersey, the Reading prong, are made up of long, parallel, ..."

6. The Modern Husbandman, Or, The Practice of Farming by William Ellis (1744)
"As the prong Hand-hough is only a Hand-tool, this is for both Foot and Hand, ... Both this and the prong Hand-hough ferve excellently w?ll to ftir and ..."

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