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prong

1. A sharp-pointed instrument. Prick it on a prong of iron. (Sandys)

2. The tine of a fork, or of a similar instrument; as, a fork of two or three prongs.

3. (Science: zoology) A sharp projection, as of an antler. The fang of a tooth.

Origin: Cf. D. Prangen to pinch, press, LG. Prange a stick, or W. Procio to thrust, E. Prowl, pang.