Pronunciation: (prông, prong),[key] —n. 1. one of the pointed tines of a fork.
2. any pointed, projecting part, as of an antler.
3. a branch of a stream.
4. Jewelry.a tapering metal projection, usually heavier than a claw, rising from the base of a jewelry setting and used to hold a stone in position as needed. Cf. claw (def. 7).
—v.t. 1. to pierce or stab with or as if with a prong.
2. to supply with prongs.