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chine

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noun \ ˈchīn \

Definition of chine

1 :backbone, spine; also :a cut of meat including all or part of the backbone
2 :the intersection of the bottom and the sides of a flat or V-bottomed boat

Examples of chine in a Sentence

  1. uncovered the chine of some animal while digging in the backyard

Origin and Etymology of chine

Middle English, from Anglo-French eschine, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German scina shinbone, needle — more at shin

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chine

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Definition of chine

chined; chining
transitive verb
:to cut through the backbone of (as in butchering)

First Known Use of chine

15th century




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