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tine

Syllabification: tine
Pronunciation: /tīn
 
/

Definition of tine in English:

noun

A prong or sharp point, such as that on a fork or antler.
Example sentences
  • Sharp tines or prongs, operated by a foot pedal or hand crank, grip the weed and yank it out of the ground with a pulling or twisting motion.
  • Often traveling sets were made so that the knife blade, spoon bowl, and fork tines screwed into their handles.
  • Crimp edges of dough together with fork tines and cut several slits in strudel with a small sharp knife.

Origin

Old English tind, of Germanic origin; related to German Zinne 'pinnacle'.

Derivatives

tined

1
adjective
[in combination]: a three-tined fork

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