pitchfork definition by Webster's New World
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a large, long-handled fork used for lifting and tossing hay, straw, etc.
to lift and toss with or as with a pitchfork
pitchfork definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A large, long-handled fork with sharp, widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay.transitive verb pitch·forked, pitch·fork·ing, pitch·forks
To lift or toss with or as if with a pitchfork.
Origin: Alteration (influenced by pichen, to throw) of Middle English pikforke : pik, pick; see pick2 or pik, spike; see pike 5 + forke, fork; see fork.