Definition of hayfork in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhāfôrk/


1A hand tool for lifting hay; pitchfork.
Example sentences
  • He got his nickname from an incident involving a hayfork.
  • He quickly grabbed a hayfork and pointed to Richter, while his opponent unsheathed the sword.
  • Last week my neighbour got stabbed with a hayfork.
1.1A machine for lifting hay.
Example sentences
  • At the hay barn, one man would unload the rack using the hay fork
  • The hay would be lifted up into the loft with a hayfork, using a rope and a system of pulleys.
  • With the hayfork carefully lowered down onto the wagon, the fork would be closed to grasp a load of hay.

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Syllabification: hay·fork

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