pitch|fork1 [ˈpıtʃfo:k US -fo:rk] n
a farm tool with a long handle and two long curved metal points, used especially for lifting ↑hay (=dried grass)
pitchfork 2
pitchfork2 v [T] BrE
to put someone suddenly into a situation for which they are not properly prepared
pitchfork sb into sth
She was pitchforked into power by the early death of her husband James V.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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