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A fork is a utensil for eating and cooking (usually used with a Knife).

Fork may also refer to:


  • Bicycle fork, the part of a bicycle to which the front wheel is attached
  • Broadfork, for breaking up the soil
  • Fork (road), a type of intersection where the road splits
  • Garden fork, a pronged tool designed for digging
  • Heretic's fork, a historical torture device
  • Military fork, a pole weapon used in war between the 15th and 19th centuries
  • Motorcycle fork, the portion of a motorcycle that holds the front wheel
  • Pallet forks - Forks used to lift pallets with a forklift other loaders
  • Pitchfork, a tined farm implement used to lift and pitch hay and perform other tasks
  • Trident, a three-pronged spear-like weapon
  • Winnowing fork, a tined implement used to throw mixtures of grain and chaff into windy air, and thus separate them


Shorttend name used to refer to machinery used to move palletised loads;

In computing

  • Fork (operating system), a method of creating new processes
  • Fork bomb, a type of malware that creates many new processes
  • Fork (software development), when a piece of software or other work is split into two branches or variations of development


  • Fork, Maryland, a town in the United States
  • Forks, Washington, a town in the United States
  • Fork Township (disambiguation), several districts in the United States

In science

  • A tributary of a river or other stream
  • Forked tongue, a natural bifurcation that occurs in some animals

In culture

  • Fork (chess), a situation in chess where one piece simultaneously attacks two or more opposing pieces, usually resulting in the loss of an enemy piece
  • Morton's fork, a choice between two equally unpleasant alternatives (in other words, a dilemma), or two lines of reasoning that lead to the same unpleasant conclusion

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