Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small industrial vehicle with a power-operated pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load to be lifted and moved.
  • transitive v. To move or stack by use of a vehicle with a power-operated pronged platform.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small industrial vehicle with a power-operated fork-like pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load, often on pallets, to be lifted and moved
  • v. to move or stack using such a vehicle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small industrial vehicle with a power operated forked platform in front that can be inserted under loads to lift and move them

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Examples

  • Remember when I first went to White's they didn't have what you call a forklift, but today they've got these big lifts that can do as much work in fifteen minutes as a half dozen men can do all day.

    Oral History Interview with Robert Riley, February 1, 1994. Interview K-0106. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • The forklift is the device of choice for loading pallets from containers into the hatches of a cruise ship.

    Fresh Trout in the Caribbean

  • * Note the guy driving the forklift is my dad's friend Andy.

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  • Im 100\% for the use of marijuana (or heroin for that matter) for strictly medical purposes, the benefits of both are well documented but until people can learn to act responsibly and use the drugs we already have responsibly and not turn up for work boozed or stoned (a stoned man driving a forklift is a truely terrifying thing), then I think shings should stay as they are.

    TPN :: GDay World

  • Yeah, different segments are affected differently by the situation forklift, which is a piece of that is really seeing the biggest impact commercial, industrial it's more a weather in more weather impacted so you don't see quite this affect there at least so far.

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  • Im 100% for the use of marijuana (or heroin for that matter) for strictly medical purposes, the benefits of both are well documented but until people can learn to act responsibly and use the drugs we already have responsibly and not turn up for work boozed or stoned (a stoned man driving a forklift is a truely terrifying thing), then I think shings should stay as they are.

    TPN :: GDay World

  • Transpower chief executive Patrick Strange said the driver of the forklift was a "lucky" man.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • As you guide Ryo on his quest for vengeance, you must defeat foes in martial-arts combat, solve numerous logical puzzles, interact with dozens of other characters and play a variety of mini-games (such as forklift racing).

    Cyberscope

  • The website has been redesigned with the customer in mind, so those looking for solutions to their packaging and material handling needs, as well as industrial supply options such as forklift options, will be able to find exactly what they're looking for quickly and easily.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The positions include some in basic production such as forklift operators and workers in quality control and maintenance.

    Evansville Courier & Press Stories

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