(?), 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.
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A serpent seen, with forked tongue.
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2. Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal.
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Cross forked (Her.), a cross, the ends of whose arms are divided into two sharp points; -- called also cross double fitch. 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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