ADJ: usu ADJ n
Something that divides into two parts and forms a `Y' shape can be described as forked.

Jaegers are swift black birds with long forked tails.

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  • Forked — Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forked — [ fɔrkt ] adjective divided into two separate parts in a Y shape: a snake s forked tongue a forked tail/branch …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • forked — [fôrkt] adj. 1. having a fork or forks; divided into branches; cleft [forked lightning] 2. having prongs: often in hyphenated compounds [five forked]: Also forky, forkier, forkiest …   English World dictionary

  • forked — [fo:kt US fo:rkt] adj having one end divided into two or more parts ▪ Snakes have forked tongues …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forked — [adj] going separate ways angled, bifid, bifurcate, bifurcated, branched, branching, dichotomous, dichotonic, divaricate, divided, furcate, furcated, pronged, split, tined, tridented, zigzag; concepts 485,581 Ant. joined, unbranched …   New thesaurus

  • forked — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a divided or pronged end …   English terms dictionary

  • forked — adjective Date: 13th century 1. resembling a fork especially in having one end divided into two or more branches or points < forked lightning > 2. shaped like a fork or having a forked part < a forked road > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forked — bi·forked; forked; un·forked; …   English syllables

  • forked — 1. adjective That splits into two or more directions, or parts. Its a forked road. Turn left at the fork. See Also: fork 2. verb To split into two or more directions. The road forked …   Wiktionary

  • forked — UK [fɔː(r)kt] / US [fɔrkt] adjective divided into two separate parts in a Y shape a snake s forked tongue a forked tail …   English dictionary

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