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tine

[tahyn] /taɪn/
noun
1.
a sharp, projecting point or prong, as of a fork.
Also, especially British, tyne.
Origin
late Middle English
900
before 900; late Middle English tyne, Middle English tind, Old English; cognate with Old High German zint, Old Norse tindr
Related forms
tined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tine

tine

/taɪn/
noun
1.
a slender prong, esp of a fork
2.
any of the sharp terminal branches of a deer's antler
Derived Forms
tined, adjective
Word Origin
Old English tind; related to Old Norse tindr, Old High German zint
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Word Origin and History for tine
tine
O.E. tind, a general Gmc. word (cf. O.H.G. zint "sharp point, spike," O.N. tindr "tine, point, top, summit," Ger. Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin.
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tine in Medicine

tine (tīn)
n.

  1. The slender pointed end of an instrument, such as an explorer used in dentistry.

  2. An instrument usually containing several individual prongs and used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin, into the skin.

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