tige

noun

ˈtēzh
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

French, stem, shaft, rod, pin, from Latin tibia shinbone, pipe, flute

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“Tige.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tige. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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