- a device, usually mounted on a small vehicle, for lifting, stacking, etc. heavy objects: it consists typically of projecting prongs that are slid under the load and then raised or lowered
- a vehicle equipped with such a device
to lift or raise (pallets, etc.) in this way
A small industrial vehicle with a power-operated pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load to be lifted and moved.
transitive verbfork·lift·ed, fork·lift·ing, fork·lifts
To move or stack by use of such a vehicle.