An agricultural tool with a long handle and long, thick, widely separated pointed tines (also called prongs) used to lift and pitch (throw) loose material, such as hay, straw or leaves. Also capable of stabbing through soft enough objects.
The pitchfork seems to have a unique melee attack where it does a two part animation. First a swipe down then followed up with a spearing animation. It takes two hits to the body or one headshot to kill a zombie.