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tine

 (tīn)
n.
1. A branch of a deer's antlers.
2. A prong on an implement such as a fork or pitchfork.

[Middle English, from Old English tind.]

tined (tīnd) adj.

tine

(taɪn)
n
1. a slender prong, esp of a fork
2. (Zoology) any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
[Old English tind; related to Old Norse tindr, Old High German zint]
tined adj

tine

(taɪn)

n.
a sharp, projecting point or prong, as of a fork.
Also, esp. Brit., tyne.
[before 900; late Middle English tyne, Middle English tind, Old English]
tined, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tine - prong on a fork or pitchfork or antlertine - prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler
fork - cutlery used for serving and eating food
pitchfork - a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay
prong - a pointed projection
Translations

tine

[taɪn] N [of fork] → diente m; [of pitchfork] → púa f

tine

[ˈtaɪn] n [fork] → dent f

tine

n (of fork)Zinke f; (of antlers)Ende nt, → Sprosse f
References in classic literature ?
Giles,'' he continued, ``hang the franklin's glove upon the tine of yonder branched antlers: there shall it remain until he is a free man.
Bonacieux, in a tine of perfect good fellowship, "what has become of you all these days?
As yet, they have not insisted on our estimating Lamar" tine by the cubic foot, or Pollock by the pound -- but what else are we to infer from their continual plating about "sustained effort"?
The long, dark streak of the gliding weapon, and the little bubbling vortex which followed its rapid flight, were easily to be seen: but it was not until the handle snot again into the air by its own reaction, and its master catching it in his hand, threw its tines uppermost, that Elizabeth was acquainted with the success of the blow.
At the same instant, she saw the shining tines of Natty’s spear approaching the head of the sufferer, and entwinning themselves, rapidly and dexterously, in the hairs of his cue and the cape of his coat.
The tines of the fork were quite evidently of iron or steel, the girl did not know which, while the handle and the spoon were of the same material as the smaller vessels.
This is the only way," she said, "and you will notice that the tines are very short and blunt.
By my faith, sirs," he continued, half turning in his saddle to address his escort, "unless my woodcraft is sadly at fault, it is a stag of six tines and the finest that we have roused this journey.
Dick noted, "Unfortunately, following the bowhunter's last sighting of the deer, the buck broke off the brow tine and G-2 tine from his left antler.
In 2013, Tine moved to Macmillan Science and Education, where he headed Product Solutions and led a full redesign of the company's Higher Education courseware products.
Moving forward, Tine points out, "we need to think about ways that low-income rural and urban children can overcome their specific working memory difficulties so they can optimize their learning on these academic tasks.
TINE SA is Norway's largest dairy product cooperative consisting of around 15,000 farmers and more than 5,600 employees.