One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hand tool for lifting hay; pitchfork.
- ‘On the wall behind the three people there is a hayfork and rake.’
- ‘He quickly grabbed a hayfork and pointed to Richter, while his opponent unsheathed the sword.’
- ‘Last week my neighbour got stabbed with a hayfork.’
- ‘He got his nickname from an incident involving a hayfork.’
- 1.1 A machine for lifting hay.
- ‘With the hayfork carefully lowered down onto the wagon, the fork would be closed to grasp a load of hay.’
- ‘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.’
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