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Meaning of CHINE

Pronunciation:  shee'ney

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  backbone of an animal
  2. [n]  cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
  3. [v]  cut through the backbone of an animal

CHINE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: back, backbone, butcher, cut, cut of meat, rachis, slaughter, spinal column, spine, vertebral column



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chine\, n. [Cf. {Chink}.]
    A chink or cleft; a narrow and deep ravine; as, Shanklin
    Chine in the Isle of Wight, a quarter of a mile long and 230
    feet deep. [Prov. Eng.] ``The cottage in a chine.'' --J.
  2. \Chine\, n.[OF. eschine, F. ['e]chine, fr. OHG. skina
    needle, prickle, shin, G. schiene splint, schienbein shin.
    For the meaning cf. L. spina thorn, prickle, or spine, the
    backbone. Cf. {Shin}.]
    1. The backbone or spine of an animal; the back. ``And chine
       with rising bristles roughly spread.'' --Dryden.
    2. A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining
       parts, cut for cooking.
    Note: [See Illust. of {Beef}.]
    3. The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting
       ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
  3. \Chine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chined}.]
    1. To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
    2. Too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine..
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