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tine

[ tahyn ]
/ taɪn /
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noun
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 tine

tined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tine

tine
/ (taɪn) /

noun
a slender prong, esp of a fork
any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler

Derived forms of tine

tined, adjective

Word Origin for tine

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