Examples of tine in a Sentence
One of the fork's tines was bent.
Recent Examples of tine from the Web
Use tines of fork to made indentations on tart sides.
The result saw the 2011 moose hunting regulations changed to allow only the taking of bull moose with antlers at least 50 inches wide, or with at least four brow tines on one side.
If food is ample and a buck is healthy, his tines can grow at a rate of around three-quarters of an inch a day.
With a melon baller, scoop 24 balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Flatten with the tines of a fork.
Jack’s metal edges nudged into her palm, and the ball balanced neatly on the tines.
Also, use 1-x-2 lumber for the tines and set them approximately 21/2 inches apart to create a nice pattern in the gravel. Refer to photo for details.
Online sources recommend plastic forks planted tines up to keep cats and other critters away from landscape plants.
Then the soil is amended with compost, which is incorporated shallowly with either a three-tine cultivator or a mechanical tilther.
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Origin and Etymology of tine
Middle English tind, from Old English; akin to Old High German zint point, tine
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of tine for English Language Learners
: one of the thin, pointed parts on a fork
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