noun \ˈtēzh\

Definition of tige



  1. :  a steel pin in the breech of an early rifle against which the ball is hammered by the ramrod and expanded to fit the grooves

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Origin and Etymology of tige

French, stem, shaft, rod, pin, from Latin tibia shinbone, pipe, flute — more at siphon

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