[ tahyn ]
/ taɪn /
a sharp, projecting point or prong, as of a fork.
Words nearby tine
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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British Dictionary definitions for tined
/ (taɪn) /
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 tined
[ tīn ]
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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