prong, n. & v.
--n. each of two or more projecting pointed parts at the end of a fork etc.
1 pierce or stab with a fork.
2 turn up (soil) with a fork.
prong-buck (or -horn or -horned antelope) a N. American deerlike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, the male of which has horns with forward-pointing prongs. three-pronged attack an attack on three separate points at once.
pronged adj. (also in comb.).
ME (also prang), perh. rel. to MLG prange pinching instrument
V, affluent, bayou, billabong, branch, confluent, confluent stream, crotch, crutch, delta, dendritic drainage pattern, effluent, fan, feeder, fork, furcula, furculum, groin, inguen, offshoot, ramification, stem, tributary, trident, wishbone
bisection, bipartition, dichotomy, subdichotomy, halving, dimidiation, bifurcation, forking, branching, ramification, divarication, fork, prong
, fold, half, moiety, bisected, cloven, cleft, bipartite, biconjugate, bicuspid, bifid, bifurcous, bifurcate, bifurcated, distichous, dichotomous, furcular, semi-, demi-, hemi.