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tyne

[tahyn]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. tine.
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Tyne

[tahyn]
noun
  1. a river in NE England, in Northumberland, flowing E into the North Sea. About 30 miles (48 km) long.
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tine

[tahyn]
noun
  1. a sharp, projecting point or prong, as of a fork.
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Also especially British, tyne.

Origin of tine

before 900; late Middle English tyne, Middle English tind, Old English; cognate with Old High German zint, Old Norse tindr
Related formstined, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tynes

Historical Examples

  • Quincys, Nortons, Tynes, all shook their heads emphatically.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

  • The most of Tynes' men, soon after joined Gen. Marion, and fought bravely.

  • Tynes had collected a second force, and, penetrating the forests of Black river, was approaching the camp of our partisan.

    The Life of Francis Marion

    William Gilmore Simms

  • The antlers of the Hart are Attires, their branches are Tynes; and they are said to be attired of their antlers.

  • Mony tynes the half-mark whinger (for the halfe pennie whang).


British Dictionary definitions for tynes

tine

noun
  1. a slender prong, esp of a fork
  2. any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
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Derived Formstined, adjective

Word Origin

Old English tind; related to Old Norse tindr, Old High German zint

Tyne

noun
  1. a river in N England, flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
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Word Origin and History for tynes

tine

n.

Old English tind, a general Germanic word (cf. Old High German zint "sharp point, spike," Old Norse tindr "tine, point, top, summit," German Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin.

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tynes in Medicine

tine

(tīn)
n.
  1. The slender pointed end of an instrument, such as an explorer used in dentistry.
  2. An instrument usually containing several individual prongs and used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin, into the skin.
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