1an implement with two or more prongs used for lifting food to the mouth or holding it when cutting. a farm or garden tool with three or four prongs, used for digging or lifting. [as modifier] denoting a light meal or buffet that may be eaten solely with a fork, while standing:a fork supper 2the point where something, especially a road or (North American) river, divides into two parts:turn right at the next fork either of two forked parts: the left fork goes on to the village 3
) each of a pair of supports in which a bicycle or motorcycle wheel revolves.
4a flash of forked lightning.
5 Chess a simultaneous attack on two or more pieces by one. 1 [no object] (especially of a route) divide into two parts:the place where the road forks [no object, with adverbial of direction] take or constitute one route or the other at the point where a route divides:we forked north-west for Rannoch Computing split (a process) into two or more independent processes: the attack can only work against a server that forks separate processes to handle client requests 2 [with object] dig or move (something) with a fork:fork in some compost
3 [with object] Chess attack (two pieces) simultaneously with one: he has forked my bishop and knight