Definition of three-pronged in English:

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1Having three projecting, pointed parts: a three-pronged hook
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  • It's enormous, with gilt metal chandeliers, wall candelabra, a ceiling painted with clouds and cherubs and a golden statue of some old man with a three-pronged fork - Neptune, I suppose.
  • After being arrested, the 16-year-old teenager was later found to have superficial injuries, consistent with being in contact with a three-pronged instrument.
  • She is an assassin who wields three-pronged daggers and has obsessive-compulsive disorder.
1.1(Especially of an attack or operation) having three separate parts: a three-pronged attack from the north a three-pronged assault on the ailing economy
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  • The unit is part of a three-pronged attack at increasing convictions in North Yorkshire and York which includes police and prosecutors working from the same file for each case instead of having separate files.
  • The creation of the new homes was a part of a three-pronged attack to address the issue of more and more children being taken in to care.
  • But the three-pronged attack failed, though in the main action known as the battle of Bloody Ridge, fought against a Raider battalion, some Japanese came within 900m.
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