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Definition of "tine" [tine]

  • A branch of a deer's antlers. (noun)
  • A prong on an implement such as a fork or pitchfork. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tine" in a sentence
  • "His tallest tine is 10.5 inches and his left main beam is slightly palmated."
  • "The bottom right deer's rack's right side is not tangled at all, and the left side only has a single tine from the other deer in between two of his tines."
  • "The bottom tine is "accountability," a word Karen Murton uses so frequently it deserves a ceremonial flag of its own, and she considers herself as accountable for her performance as anyone else."