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chine1

[chahyn] /tʃaɪn/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a ravine formed in rock by the action of running water.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English cinu crevice, fissure; cognate with Middle Dutch kene; compare Old English cīnan to gape, crack open

chine2

[chahyn] /tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the backbone or spine, especially of an animal.
2.
the whole or a piece of the backbone of an animal with adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
3.
a ridge or crest, as of land.
4.
Nautical.
  1. an angular intersection of the sides and bottom of a vessel.
  2. a longitudinal member running behind this.
verb (used with object), chined, chining.
5.
(in butchering) to sever the backbone of.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English eschine < Old French eschine < Germanic. See shin

chine3

[chahyn] /tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
chime2 .

chiné

[shee-ney] /ʃiˈneɪ/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.
Origin
1850-55; < French, past participle of chiner, verbal derivative of Chine China
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British Dictionary definitions for chine

chime2

/tʃaɪm/
noun
1.
the projecting edge or rim of a cask or barrel
Word Origin
Old English cimb-; related to Middle Low German kimme outer edge, Swedish kimb

chine1

/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the backbone
2.
the backbone of an animal with adjoining meat, cut for cooking
3.
a ridge or crest of land
4.
(in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side
verb
5.
(transitive) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone
Word Origin
C14: from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scina needle, shinbone; see shin1

chine2

/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
another word for chime2

chine3

/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
(Southern English, dialect) a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
Word Origin
Old English cīnan to crack

chiné

/ˈʃiːneɪ/
adjective
1.
(textiles) having a mottled pattern
Word Origin
C19: from French chiner to make in the Chinese fashion, from Chine China
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Word Origin and History for chine
adj.

"in Chinese fashion," French Chiné, past participle of chiner "to color in Chinese fashion," from Chine "China" (see China).

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