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forked
computing dictionary

(Unix; probably after "fucked") Terminally slow, or dead. Originated when one system was slowed to a snail's pace by an inadvertent fork bomb.

(01 Mar 1994)

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forked
medical dictionary

1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. "A serpent seen, with forked tongue." (Shak)

2. Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal. Cross forked, a cross, the ends of whose arms are divided into two sharp points; called also cross double fitche. 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. Fork"edly, Fork"edness.

(01 Mar 1998)

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