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prong



Pronunciation: (prông, prong), [key]
n.
1. one of the pointed tines of a fork.
2. any pointed, projecting part, as of an antler.
3. a branch of a stream.
4. Jewelry.a tapering metal projection, usually heavier than a claw, rising from the base of a jewelry setting and used to hold a stone in position as needed. Cf. claw (def. 7).

v.t.
1. to pierce or stab with or as if with a prong.
2. to supply with prongs.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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