prong

[ prawng, prong ]SEE DEFINITION OF prong

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In other cases a hook or prong is bent to change the spring tension.

Old muskets fired by a fusee, with a prong to rest the barrel on.

Then one man has a rake too heavy for him, and another a prong too light.

Had we turned up the other prong we would have frozen to death.

With one prong of a compass in the centre of Hudson Bay, describe a circle.

"I'll take the one rubbing his side with his prong," put in Darry.

She went, therefore, in her present difficulty to Mr. Prong.

To this Mr. Prong agreed, and then Mrs. Prime got up and took her leave.

Hitherto she had entertained no objection to calling on Mr. Prong at his own house.

There was nothing in Mr. Prong to recommend him to Mrs. Ray.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., prange "pointed instrument;" mid-15c., pronge "pain," from Anglo-Latin pronga "prong, pointed tool," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle Low German prange "stick, restraining device," prangen "to press, pinch." See also prod, which might be related. Prong-horned antelope is from 1815 (short form pronghorn attested from 1826).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRONG

arm

nounlimb, appendage
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