noun cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
noun backbone of an animal
verb cut through the backbone of an animal
- 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."
, F. échine
, fr. OHG. skina
needle, prickle, shin, G. schiene
shin. For the meaning cf. L. spina
thorn, prickle, or spine, the backbone. Cf. Shin
- The backbone or spine of an animal; the back. "And chine with rising bristles roughly spread."
- A piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. See Illust. of Beef.
- The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
Chine transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Chined
- To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
- Too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine..
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