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chine

 (chīn)
n.
1.
a. The backbone or spine, especially of an animal.
b. A cut of meat containing part of the backbone.
2. A ridge or crest.
3. Nautical The line of intersection between the side and bottom of a flatbottom or V-bottom boat.
tr.v. chined, chin·ing, chines
To cut (a carcass, for example) through the spine, as when butchering.

[Middle English, from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

chine

(tʃaɪn)
n
1. (Anatomy) the backbone
2. (Cookery) the backbone of an animal with adjoining meat, cut for cooking
3. (Physical Geography) a ridge or crest of land
4. (Nautical Terms) (in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side
vb
(Cookery) (tr) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone
[C14: from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scina needle, shinbone; see shin1]

chine

(tʃaɪn)
n
(Brewing) another word for chime2

chine

(tʃaɪn)
n
(Geological Science) dialect Southern English a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
[Old English cīnan to crack]

chiné

(ˈʃiːneɪ)
adj
(Textiles) textiles having a mottled pattern
[C19: from French chiner to make in the Chinese fashion, from Chine China]

chine

(tʃaɪn)

n., v. chined, chin•ing. n.
1. the backbone or spine, esp. of an animal.
2. the angular intersection of the bottom and sides of a boat.
v.t.
3. (in butchering) to sever the backbone of.
[1250–1300; Middle English eschine < Old French < Germanic. See shin1]

chine


Past participle: chined
Gerund: chining

Imperative
chine
chine
Present
I chine
you chine
he/she/it chines
we chine
you chine
they chine
Preterite
I chined
you chined
he/she/it chined
we chined
you chined
they chined
Present Continuous
I am chining
you are chining
he/she/it is chining
we are chining
you are chining
they are chining
Present Perfect
I have chined
you have chined
he/she/it has chined
we have chined
you have chined
they have chined
Past Continuous
I was chining
you were chining
he/she/it was chining
we were chining
you were chining
they were chining
Past Perfect
I had chined
you had chined
he/she/it had chined
we had chined
you had chined
they had chined
Future
I will chine
you will chine
he/she/it will chine
we will chine
you will chine
they will chine
Future Perfect
I will have chined
you will have chined
he/she/it will have chined
we will have chined
you will have chined
they will have chined
Future Continuous
I will be chining
you will be chining
he/she/it will be chining
we will be chining
you will be chining
they will be chining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chining
you have been chining
he/she/it has been chining
we have been chining
you have been chining
they have been chining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chining
you will have been chining
he/she/it will have been chining
we will have been chining
you will have been chining
they will have been chining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chining
you had been chining
he/she/it had been chining
we had been chining
you had been chining
they had been chining
Conditional
I would chine
you would chine
he/she/it would chine
we would chine
you would chine
they would chine
Past Conditional
I would have chined
you would have chined
he/she/it would have chined
we would have chined
you would have chined
they would have chined

chine

To separate the backbone from the ribs in a joint of meat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chine - cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
2.chine - backbone of an animal
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
Verb1.chine - cut through the backbone of an animal
butcher, slaughter - kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
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