[ tahyn ]
/ taɪn /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM tinetined, adjective
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How to use tine in a sentence
When the three-tined fork was the only one in common use, the blade of the knife was much more in requisition than now.
His cup and plate and saucer were of tin, and his cutlery was an iron spoon, a three-tined fork and a hunting dagger.
Well grown is when the head is of great beam and is well affeted and thick tined, well high and well opened (spread).
This implement does not turn over the soil, and may be properly classed as a one-tined cultivator.
British Dictionary definitions for tine
a slender prong, esp of a fork
any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
Derived forms of tinetined, adjective
Word Origin for tine
Old English tind; related to Old Norse tindr, Old High German zint
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Medical definitions for tine
The slender pointed end of an instrument, such as an explorer used in dentistry.
An instrument usually containing several individual prongs and used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin, into the skin.
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