tine definition by Webster's New World
a slender, projecting part that is pointed at the end; prong: the tines of a fork
Origin: Middle English tind ; from Old English akin to Old High German zint, a jag, prong: see zinc
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- tined adjective
tine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A branch of a deer's antlers.
- A prong on an implement such as a fork or pitchfork.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English tind.
- tined tined adjective
tine - Medical Definition
- The slender pointed end of an instrument, such as an explorer used in dentistry.
- An instrument usually containing several individual prongs and used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin, into the skin.