Pronunciation: (pich'fôrk"), [key]
1. a large, long-handled fork for manually lifting and pitching hay, stalks of grain, etc.
2. pitchforks, Northern U.S.beggar's-lice, esp. the achenes of Spanish needles.
to pitch or throw with or as if with a pitchfork.
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