from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pitchfork with a short handle and 2 or 3 tines, used in pitching fish into or out of a boat or vessel.


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  • So she did-the next course was fish, and even though she actually knew what the fish-knife and fish-fork looked like, she reached for the ones she'd used for the salad.

    The Gates Of Sleep Lackey, Mercedes 2002

  • With these words he speared something like a little piece of black bread on his silver fish-fork.

    The Heart Of A Dog Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940 1968

  • By means of a fish-fork Jim pitched his catch aboard the sloop.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good Albert Walter Tolman

  • The nearer he came the bigger his horns looked; each palm was like an enormous silver fish-fork with twenty prongs.

    Days Off And Other Digressions Henry Van Dyke 1892

  • "There seems to be an impression here," said the doctor, examining the initials on his fish-fork, "that your mother is indulging an overstrained fancy in this melancholy resemblance she has traced.

    The Desert and the Sown Mary Hallock Foote 1892


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