Forked (?), a.


Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting.

A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak.


Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal.

Cross forked Her., a cross, the ends of whose arms are divided into two sharp points; -- called also cross double fitch'e. A cross forked of three points is a cross, each of whose arms terminates in three sharp points. -- Forked counsel, advice pointing more than one way; ambiguous advice. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

-- Fork"ed*ly (#), adv. -- Fork"ed*ness, n.


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