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 pick2 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.