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fork

 [fork]
a pronged instrument.
tuning fork a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction. See tuning fork tests.

fork

(fōrk),
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.

fork

(fork) a pronged instrument.
replication fork  a site on a DNA molecule at which unwinding of the helices and synthesis of daughter molecules are both occurring.
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Replication fork, showing simultaneous synthesis of both strands; since synthesis occurs in the 5′ to 3′ direction, one strand, the leading strand, can be synthesized continuously while the other, the lagging strand, must be synthesized discontinuously in short fragments (Okazaki fragments) which are later joined.
tuning fork  a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction.

fork

[fôrk]
Etymology: L, furca
1 an instrument with prongs.
2 something resembling such an instrument.

fork

(fōrk)
A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.

fork

(fōrk)
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.
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Witnesses said they saw Mr Hoare walking about 20 feet ahead of the fork-lift truck but no one saw him struck down.
We shall be training all of Bentley's operators for the foreseeable future on equipment such as fork-lift trucks, overhead cranes and access platforms.
Health and Safety Executive inspector, Christopher Wilcox said minimum guidelines for operating a fork-lift truck on building sites required a banksman to guide the driver.
B&B Attachments is the only fork-lift truck attachment company in the UK, with its own fleet of mobile service engineers, who undertake pre-emptive and emergency visits to customers.
Giving evidence at the inquest in Prospect House, Hexham, yesterday, Health and Safety inspectors said the fork-lift truck Mr Turnbull had been driving had needed some repair work, but they had no reason to believe that had contributed to the accident.
A former West Bromwich Albion assistant manager had received no formal training in operating a fork-lift truck which toppled over and killed him, a court heard yesterday.
The court head that just five minutes later, a fork-lift truck was positioned behind the stuck vehicle at Balloch Country Park, Dunbartonshire.
Another decisive quality for Kalmar Industries has been the possibility to simulate visibility fields from a fork-lift truck driver's cab.
A COVENTRY dad killed in a fork-lift truck accident was among those remembered at the city's International Workers' Memorial Day service yesterday.
POLICE and health and safety officials have launched investigations after a man was killed by a fork-lift truck.
A man who died after becoming trapped under a fork-lift truck suffered massive pelvic injuries.