a large, long-handled fork used for lifting and tossing hay, straw, etc.
to lift and toss with or as with a pitchfork
A large, long-handled fork with sharp, widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay.
transitive verbpitch·forked, pitch·fork·ing, pitch·forks
To lift or toss with or as if with a pitchfork.
Origin of pitchforkAlteration ( influenced by pichen to throw ) of Middle English pikforke pik pick ; see pick 2. or pik spike ; see pike 5. forke fork ; see fork .
(third-person singular simple present pitchforks, present participle pitchforking, simple past and past participle pitchforked)
- To toss or carry with a pitchfork.