Definition of fork. Meaning of fork. Synonyms of fork

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Definition of fork

fork
Bracket Brack"et, n. (Gunnery) A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; -- only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork.
Fork
Fork Fork, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Forked; p. pr. & vb. n. Forking.] 1. To shoot into blades, as corn. The corn beginneth to fork. --Mortimer. 2. To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
Fork
Fork Fork, v. t. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil. Forking the sheaves on the high-laden cart. --Prof. Wilson. To fork over or out, to hand or pay over, as money. [Slang] --G. Eliot.

Meaning of fork from wikipedia

- fork: A spoon with flat tines used for some desserts. See spork. Knork Meat fork Olive fork Oyster fork Pastry fork Pickle fork: A long handled fork used...
- In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development...
- A tuning fork is an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal (usually...
- In cryptocurrencies, a fork is defined variously as "what happens when a blockchain diverges into two potential paths forward" "a change in protocol" or...
- workalikes, fork is an operation whereby a process creates a copy of itself. It is usually a system call, implemented in the kernel. Fork is the primary...
- Bitcoin forks are defined variantly as changes in the protocol of the bitcoin network or as the situations that occur "when two or more blocks have the...
- A fork is a utensil for eating and cooking. Fork may also refer to: Fork (road), a type of intersection where the road splits Bicycle fork, (also known...
- utensil Fork – Western/sometimes Asian utensils KnifeWestern utensil Skewer Tongs Toothpick Cutlery – A set of Western utensils: usually knife, fork and...
- results in replication forks growing bi-directionally from the origin. A number of proteins are ****ociated with the replication fork to help in the initiation...
- In computing, a fork bomb (also called rabbit virus or wabbit) is a denial-of-service attack wherein a process continually replicates itself to deplete...
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