Definition of tine in English:

tine

Syllabification: tine
Pronunciation: /tīn
 
/

noun

  • A prong or sharp point, such as that on a fork or antler.
    More 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.

Derivatives

tined

adjective
[in combination]: a three-tined fork

Origin

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

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