how to pronounce fork


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An example use of fork in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… as the farm-to-fork capital of the world …”

meanings of fork


  1. The splitting of a software development effort into two or more separate projects, especially in free and open-source software.
  2. A split in a blockchain resulting from protocol disagreements, or a branch of the blockchain resulting from such a split.
  3. A point in time where one has to make a decision between two life paths.
  4. A splitting-up of an existing process into itself and a child process executing parts of the same program.
  5. An intersection in a road or path where one road is split into two.
  6. A utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting.
  7. The set of blades of a forklift, on which the goods to be raised are loaded.
  8. Any of the software projects resulting from such a split.
  9. The crotch.
  10. The simultaneous attack of two adversary pieces with one single attacking piece (especially a knight).
  11. One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
  12. A forklift.
  13. A pronged tool for use in the garden; a smaller hand fork for weeding etc., or larger for turning over the soil.
  14. The bottom of a sump into which the water of a mine drains.
  15. A gallows.
  16. A point where a waterway, such as a river, splits and goes two (or more) different directions.
  17. The upper front brow of a saddle bow, connected in the tree by the two saddle bars to the cantle on the other end.
  18. In a bicycle or motorcycle, the portion of the frameset holding the front wheel, allowing the rider to steer and balance, also called front fork.
  19. A pronged tool having a long straight handle, used for digging, lifting, throwing etc.
  20. A tuning fork.


  1. To shoot into blades, as corn does.
  2. To spawn a new child process in some sense duplicating the existing process.
  3. To kick someone in the crotch.
  4. To split a (software) distributed version control repository.
  5. To bale a shaft dry.
  6. To divide into two or more branches.
  7. Euphemistic form of fuck.
  8. To split a (software) project into several projects.
  9. To move with a fork (as hay or food).

fork frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word fork occurs in english on average 12.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fork can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fork can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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