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Meaning of pitchfork

pitch•fork

Pronunciation: (pich'fôrk"), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, long-handled fork for manually lifting and pitching hay, stalks of grain, etc.
  2. beggar's-lice, esp. the achenes of Spanish needles.
—v.t.
  1. to pitch or throw with or as if with a pitchfork.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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