pronged
adjective Date: 1767 1. having a usually specified number of prongs — usually used in combination <
a 3-pronged fork
>
2. having a usually specified number of parts or approaches <
a 2-pronged strategy
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pronged — Pronged, a. Having prongs or projections like the tines of a fork; as, a three pronged fork. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pronged — pronged; mul·ti·pronged; …   English syllables

  • pronged — [prôŋd] adj. having prongs …   English World dictionary

  • -pronged — [[t] prɒŋd, AM prɔːŋd[/t]] COMB in ADJ: ADJ n A two pronged or three pronged attack, plan, or approach has two or three parts. ...a two pronged attack on the recession... The bank has a three pronged strategy for recovery …   English dictionary

  • pronged — /prɒŋd/ (say prongd) adjective 1. having prongs, or especially, having a particular number of prongs as in three pronged fork. 2. having a number of lines of approach as in three pronged attack …   Australian English dictionary

  • pronged — /prawngd, prongd/, adj. having prongs (often used in combination): a four pronged fork. [1760 70; PRONG + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • pronged — adjective Having (a specified number or type of) prongs three pronged …   Wiktionary

  • pronged — prong ► NOUN 1) each of two or more projecting pointed parts on a fork or other article. 2) each of the separate parts of an attack or operation. ► VERB ▪ pierce or stab with a fork. DERIVATIVES pronged adjective. ORIGIN perhaps related to Low… …   English terms dictionary

  • pronged — Synonyms and related words: V shaped, Y shaped, acanthoid, acanthous, acicular, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, acute, arboreal, arborescent, arboriform, barbed, biforked, bifurcate, bifurcated, branched, branching, branchlike, cornuted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pronged — prÉ‘Å‹ ,prɔŋ /prÉ’Å‹ n. tine, small slender point of a fork; pointed projection of an antler v. overturn with a pitchfork; stab with a fork; load with a pitchfork …   English contemporary dictionary

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