Fourch'e
Fourch'e Four`ch['e]" (f[=oo]r`sh[asl]"), a. [F. See {Fork}.] (Her.) Having the ends forked or branched, and the ends of the branches terminating abruptly as if cut off; -- said of an ordinary, especially of a cross. [1913 Webster]

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  • main fourchйe — (f r shaґ) cleft hand …   Medical dictionary

  • Fork — (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for piercing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork beam — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork chuck — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork head — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In fork — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The forks of a river — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The forks of a road — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleft hand — a congenital anomaly of the hand in which the division between the fingers extends into the metacarpus; often there are just two large digits, one on either side of the cleft. Called also lobster claw h. or deformity, split h., split hand… …   Medical dictionary

  • Patois marnais — Parler régional de la Marne Parlée en France Région Marne Classification par famille   langues indo européennes …   Wikipédia en Français

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