pitch|fork


pitch|fork
pitch|fork «PIHCH FRK», noun, verb.
–n.
a large fork with a long wooden handle, used in lifting and throwing hay or straw; hayfork. A pitchfork has from two to six long, slightly curved steel prongs or tines.
–v.t.
1. to lift and throw with or as if with a pitchfork.
2. Figurative. to thrust (a person) forcibly or unsuitably into some position or office: »

Here he was…pitchforked into a coil of scandal (Edith Wharton).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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