tige

noun
\ ˈtēzh \
plural -s

Definition of tige

: 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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History and Etymology for tige

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 26 Jun. 2022.

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