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tyne

[tahyn]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. tine.
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Tyne

[tahyn]
noun
  1. a river in NE England, in Northumberland, flowing E into the North Sea. About 30 miles (48 km) long.
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tine

[tahyn]
noun
  1. 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
Related formstined, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tyne

Historical Examples

  • Columbia with a cargo of coals from the Tyne, and mirabile dictu!

    Follow My leader

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Our steamer was to sail from the Tyne, and we went up to Newcastle to catch it.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • Hebburn is on the south side of the Tyne, about four miles from Newcastle.

    Real Ghost Stories

    William T. Stead

  • In the interval between the sailing of the "Tyne" and our departure we were not idle.

    In Eastern Seas

    J. J. Smith

  • However, 'tis all one: we are all Gentlemen at the Stag o' Tyne.


British Dictionary definitions for tyne

Tyne

noun
  1. a river in N England, flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
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tine

noun
  1. a slender prong, esp of a fork
  2. any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
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Derived Formstined, adjective

Word Origin

Old English tind; related to Old Norse tindr, Old High German zint
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Word Origin and History for tyne

tine

n.

Old English tind, a general Germanic word (cf. Old High German zint "sharp point, spike," Old Norse tindr "tine, point, top, summit," German Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin.

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tyne in Medicine

tine

(tīn)
n.
  1. The slender pointed end of an instrument, such as an explorer used in dentistry.
  2. An instrument usually containing several individual prongs and used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin, into the skin.
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