verb (used with object), twined, twin·ing.
verb (used without object), twined, twin·ing.
- twin-twin transfusion,
Origin of twine1
verb (used with or without object), twined, twin·ing. Scot.
Origin of twine2
Examples from the Web for twine
Attaching food with skewers, toothpicks, fishing line, and twine.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twine dispenser: This is sort of a medium-advanced chef gift.
She had a small cardboard sign of her own hanging by some twine from her neck.
Along towards morning Leon gave the string a vicious tug but no bell sounded and the twine seemed not to be attached to anything.Fighting in France|Ross Kay
No bit of twine ever made to be handled from a seine-boat was big enough to hold that school of fish when they began to go down.The Seiners|James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
It was dusty, and it seemed to me it was wrapped with a twine or something, tied up with a twine.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They made haste to cut the twine, and behold, a beautiful rug!The Spectacle Man|Mary F. Leonard
I borrowed it from Mrs. Twine, and it is my suspicion that she scrubs it every night.The Ancient Law|Ellen Glasgow
Word Origin for twine
Old English twin "double thread," from Proto-Germanic *twizna- (cf. Dutch twijn, Low German twern, German zwirn "twine, thread"), from the same root as twin (q.v.). The verb meaning "to twist strands together to form twine" is recorded from late 13c.; sense of "to twist around something" (as twine does) is recorded from c.1300. Related: Twined; twining.