Definition of tine in English:
A prong or sharp point, such as that on a fork or antler.
- 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.
- [in combination]: a three-tined fork
Old English tind, of Germanic origin; related to German Zinne 'pinnacle'.
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