- a river in NE England, in Northumberland, flowing E into the North Sea. About 30 miles (48 km) long.
- a sharp, projecting point or prong, as of a fork.
Origin of tine
Examples from the Web for tyne
Historical Examples of tyne
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.The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3
George Augustus Sala
- a river in N England, flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
- a slender prong, esp of a fork
- any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
Word Origin for tine
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.
- 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.