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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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Carving forks are designed to hold food steady for slicing.
Insert carving fork into top of breast and, starting at outside edge, cut thin slices parallel to breastbone down to the base cut (so slices separate neatly).
Insert a carving fork into chicken cavity, piercing carcass.
Set contains: Paring knife, vegetable knife, boning knife, cook's knife, bread knife, carving knife, carving fork and wooden knife block (not photographed).
In addition to cutlery "there's a real fun assortment" of tools, such as a carving fork, clam knife, oversized pizza cutter, tomato knife and frosting spatula, Hellinger noted.
Using a carving fork and spatula, tilt the chicken to drain cavity juices into pan.
Of all the knife blocks on the market, none hold a carving fork --so we finally made one," said Jerry Abrams, president of Fernanda.
Use a carving fork to hold the bird in place or, for more control, grip the bird with your hand, using a clean pot holder or napkin to protect your fingers and the bird.
With sleeves rolled up, apron tied tightly (this isn't to stop clothes being splattered with fat but to ensure everyone knows who is in charge), tongs and carving forks at the ready and eye-wateringly thick smoke shrouding them from view, nothing says "man" more than a barbecue.