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1. chine

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

Synonyms

  • cut of meat

Antonyms

  • forward
  • veer

Etymology

  • chin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cine (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • chyne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschine (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. chine

noun. backbone of an animal.

Synonyms

  • rachis
  • backbone
  • spinal column
  • vertebral column
  • back

Antonyms

  • front
  • fore
  • anterior
  • negate

Etymology

  • chin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cine (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • chyne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschine (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. chine

verb. cut through the backbone of an animal.

Synonyms

  • butcher

Antonyms

  • current
  • weaken

Etymology

  • chin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cine (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • chyne (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschine (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

Example sentences of the word chine


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will make the ribs stick out a bit more from the meat and make it easier to cut them off from the chine.

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