ETYM AS. forc, from Latin furca. Related to Fourché, Furcate.
1. An agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs.
2. Fork used for serving and eating.
One of the two parts of a file recognized by the Mac OS. A Macintosh file has a data fork and a resource fork. Most or all of a typical user-produced document is in the data fork; the resource fork usually contains application-oriented information, such as fonts, dialog boxes, and menus. See also data fork, resource fork.
1. To place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy chess pieces.
2. To shape like a fork.
To initiate a child process in a multitasking system after a parent process has been started. See also multitasking.