In a game of chess, the term "Fork" is used when a piece attacks 2 or more of the opponents pieces at the same time.

Quite often it's a Pawn or more frequently, a Knight that is responsible for executing a Fork.
Example 1:

White moved his Knight to square e6 placing black's King in check. Much to black's chagrin, his Queen was on f5 which also was a square the Knight was attacking when the check was placed. Thus creating a "Fork".

Because a Knight check can't be blocked, black had to move his King to get out of check, at which point the Knight captured black's Queen.

Example 2: White pushed his pawn to square e4 and as a result, attacked the black's Bishop on square d5 and Rook on square f5 simultaneously.
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a utensil used for either eating or stabbing people with
i ate that bitch with my fork
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to bone; to screw; to have sexual intercourse
Kacy and Sam forked your mom last night
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to bang, screw, have intercourse. Slang for fuck and can be used in any similar fashion.
"I forked three chicks last night!"
"Shut the fork up!"
"What the fork?!"
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A utensil used mainly for eating, always with three or more points on the edge opposite the handle. When this item is combined with a spoon, it is known as a spork.
I ate my dinner with a fork.
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v. a method of cuddling or having sex similar to spooning but with both cuddlers' legs intertwined; one of four utensil positions
When i demonstrated the utensil positions on him, he said that forking was his favorite.
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a small town on the Olympic peninsula in Washington state in the USA, it is most commonly known as the setting of the worldwide bestselling "Twilight" series written by Stephenie Meyer.
This point of the world has a lot of precipitation.
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unix-function for duplicating a process (running program) in it's current state.

somewhat popular through the simple but effective snippet "while(1) fork();".
well, just fork out another copy and do it there!
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