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chine

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noun \ˈchīn\

Definition of chine

  1. 1 :  backbone, spine; also :  a cut of meat including all or part of the backbone

  2. 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

verb

Definition of chine

chined

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chining

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut through the backbone of (as in butchering)

First Known Use of chine

15th century





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