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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.
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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
(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]
(Brewing) another word for chime2
(Geological Science) dialect Southern English a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
[Old English cīnan to crack]
(Textiles) textiles having a mottled pattern
[C19: from French chiner to make in the Chinese fashion, from Chine China]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: chined
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To separate the backbone from the ribs in a joint of meat.
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|Noun||1.||chine - cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone|
|2.||chine - backbone of an animal|
|Verb||1.||chine - cut through the backbone of an animal|
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