Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. - Ambrose Bierce
Fork: an instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., as an implement for handling food or any of various agricultural tools.
Fork: a pronged part of any machine, device, etc
Fork: In the game chess. To place (two enemy pieces) under attack with one of one's own pieces, especially a knight.