Origin of tine
OTHER WORDS FROM tinetined, adjective
How to use tine in a sentence
Some very early forks have survived with four prongs (or “tines”), others with three, and a greater number with two.
Children play with forks, using the sharp tines to reduce green beans to a mush, or to turn potatoes pink with ketchup.
Press the tines of the fork into the bottom and the sides to dock the pastry.
This may be done by fluting the edge with the fingers or, as shown in Fig. 10, making marks with the tines of a fork.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The stag had six-and-twenty tines, and a pair of colossal antlers, whose ends were like shovels.The Backwoodsman|Various
Then put a metal brad through each hole and fasten by pulling apart the metal tines.The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler|Steven E. Jones
The woman stopped her work to pity me, and drops of egg dripped from the fork-tines like yellow tears.Aunt Madge's Story|Sophie May
Spoons are laid on the table with the hollow of the bowl up, and forks with the ends of the tines up.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman