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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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Forks for gathering and pitching hay and grain have been around since antiquity and originally were made of wood with the handle and two or three tines carved from a stout sapling with the branches located just right.
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When the lift truck forks are raised above 12 feet, a laser line displays on the pallet to show operators the fork position, helping lift truck operators more easily and quickly engage pallets," says Susan Comfort, Class II product manager for Raymond Corp.
However, more often than not, operators prefer to leave the forks where they are and hope that the load rests on them until the task in hand is complete.
When the researchers made each branch of the fork an ample, finger-width freeway, the hundreds of ants in a nest linked to the course tended to do all of their traveling on just one branch of the fork.
Residents in the Grand Forks region, which straddles the North Dakota-Minnesota border, are among the latest to be part of the single-stream trend, according to a news item earlier this year in the Grand Forks Herald.
Tilotta set out to study indoor fuel oil contamination firsthand when the Red River flooded Grand Forks in April 1997.
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A sticker placement apparatus of a lumber stacking machine for placing stickers in the pans of stacking forks without the need of stopping movement of the forks.
On these 14-18 tonne lift trucks, Hyster introduces an entirely new style sideshift and fork positioner carriage with "slider" type forks, a simple, novel design which brings the advantages of increased sideshift movement and a wider fork positioning range, as well as the robustness of not having any rollers on the forks.