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noun [countable] fork pronunciation in British English /fɔː(r)k/
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  1. 1
    a metal or plastic object used for eating, consisting of a handle with three or four sharp points on the end
    knives, forks, and spoons
    Beat the mixture with a fork to blend the ingredients.
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an operating system that has developed from and is slightly different from an operating system that is still currently being used
    So, I’ll spell out what I think is happening here. We’re seeing an Android fork. There will be one line for smartphones, the current Android 2.3, Gingerbread, line, and the forthcoming Android 3, Honeycomb, line.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/11/2011
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    also a verb: to create a variant form of an operating system
    Google has forked Android (a headline)
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/11/2011


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