- 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 tynes
Historical Examples of tynes
Quincys, Nortons, Tynes, all shook their heads emphatically.Abigail Adams and Her Times
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
The most of Tynes' men, soon after joined Gen. Marion, and fought bravely.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Tynes had collected a second force, and, penetrating the forests of Black river, was approaching the camp of our partisan.The Life of Francis Marion
William Gilmore Simms
The antlers of the Hart are Attires, their branches are Tynes; and they are said to be attired of their antlers.The Handbook to English Heraldry
Mony tynes the half-mark whinger (for the halfe pennie whang).Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character
Edward Bannerman Ramsay
- a slender prong, esp of a fork
- any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
Word Origin for tine
- a river in N England, flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
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.