What does the word fork mean?

Usage examples for fork

  1. Rice nicely cooked is often served in place of a vegetable and eaten with a fork from the dinner plate like mashed potatoes. – Cookery for Little Girls by Olive Hyde Foster
  2. Before digging along the row the fork is sunk beside the plants to prevent the soil from lifting in cakes, and the plants with them. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe