forklift

forklift (n.) also fork-lift (truck), 1946, from FORK (Cf. fork) (n.) + LIFT (Cf. lift) (n.).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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  • forklift — UK US /ˈfɔːklɪft/ noun [C] (also forklift truck) WORKPLACE ► a small vehicle with two metal bars fixed on the front, used for lifting and carrying piles of goods: »He put himself through college by operating a forklift at night. »He has a job as… …   Financial and business terms

  • forklift n — Forklift. see picture …   English expressions

  • forklift — fòrklift m DEFINICIJA reg. vozilo s posebnom pokretnom polugom za podizanje i prenošenje tereta; viličar, viljuškar ETIMOLOGIJA engl. fork: viljuška, vješala, jaram + lift: dizalo …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • forklift — ☆ forklift [fôrk′lift΄ ] n. 1. a device, usually mounted on a truck, for lifting, stacking, etc. heavy objects: it consists typically of projecting prongs that are slid under the load and then raised or lowered 2. a truck equipped with such a… …   English World dictionary

  • forklift — /fawrk lift /, n. 1. Also called forklift truck, fork truck. a small vehicle with two power operated prongs at the front that can be slid under heavy loads and then raised for moving and stacking materials in warehouses, shipping depots, etc. v.t …   Universalium

  • forklift — noun Forklift is used before these nouns: ↑truck …   Collocations dictionary

  • forklift — İng. forklift Bakınız çatal kaldıraç …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • forklift — šakutinis pakėliklis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. forklift vok. Gabelstapler, m rus. вилочный погрузчик, m pranc. chariot élévateur …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • forklift — noun Date: 1944 a self propelled machine for hoisting and transporting heavy objects by means of steel fingers inserted under the load …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forklift — 1. noun A small industrial vehicle with a power operated fork like pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load, often on pallets, to be lifted and moved …   Wiktionary

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