What does chine mean?

Definitions for chine
tʃaɪnchine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chinenoun

    cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone

  2. chineverb

    backbone of an animal

  3. chineverb

    cut through the backbone of an animal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chinenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. eschine, F. 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.]

  2. Chinenoun

    the backbone or spine of an animal; the back

    Etymology: [OF. eschine, F. 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.]

  3. Chinenoun

    a piece of the backbone of an animal, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. [See Illust. of Beef.]

    Etymology: [OF. eschine, F. 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.]

  4. Chinenoun

    the edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting ends of the staves; the chamfered end of a stave

    Etymology: [OF. eschine, F. 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.]

  5. Chineverb

    to cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces

    Etymology: [OF. eschine, F. 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.]

  6. Chineverb

    too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine.

    Etymology: [OF. eschine, F. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Chine

    A chine is a steep-sided river valley where the river flows to the sea through, typically, soft eroding coastal cliffs of sandstone or clays. The word chine originates from the Saxon "Cinan" meaning a gap or yawn. The word is in still use in central Southern England; in East Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight to describe such topographical features. However, 'bunny' is also used to describe a chine in Hampshire, as noted below.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chine

    chīn, n. the spine or backbone: a piece of the backbone and adjoining parts for cooking: a ridge, crest.—v.t. (Spens.) to break the back. [O. Fr. eschine, prob. from Old High Ger. scina, a pin, thorn.]

  2. Chiné

    shē-nā′, adj. mottled in appearance, the warp being dyed in different colours, or from threads of different colours twisted together. [Fr., lit. 'Chinese.']

  3. Chine

    chīn, n. a ravine. [A.S. cinu, a cleft.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chine

    The backbone of a cliff, from the backbones of animals; a name given in the Isle of Wight, as Black Gang Chine, and along the coasts of Hampshire. Also, that part of the water-way which is left the thickest, so as to project above the deck-plank; and it is notched or gouged hollow in front, to let the water run free.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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