chine definition

  • noun:
    • The anchor or back, particularly of an animal.
    • A cut of animal meat containing the main backbone.
    • A ridge or crest.
    • Nautical The line of intersection between the part and base of a flatbottom or V-bottom motorboat.
    • The top of a ridge.
    • The back of an animal.
    • a-sharp position inside cross-section of a hull
    • a steep-sided ravine leading through the top of a cliff right down to the ocean
    • A chink or cleft; a narrow and deep ravine.
    • The backbone or back of an animal; the back.
    • a bit of the anchor of an animal, because of the adjoining parts, cut for cooking. [See Illust. of Beef.]
    • The edge or rim of a cask, etc., formed by the projecting finishes of staves; the chamfered end of a stave.
    • A crack; chink; rift; cleft; crevice; fissure.
    • A ravine or large fissure in a cliff: a phrase specifically typical inside Isle of Wight and Hampshire, The united kingdomt: as, Black-gang chine.
    • The backbone or back: today commonly used just of an animal.
    • an item of the anchor of an animal, utilizing the adjoining parts, slice for cooking.
    • Figuratively, a ridge of land.
    • An erroneous form for chime (of a cask).
    • part of a ship. See chime, 2.
    • backbone of an animal
    • cut of meat or fish including at the very least an element of the anchor
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cut (a carcass, for example) through the spine, as when butchering.
    • To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
    • Too chamfer the stops of a stave and form the chine..
  • verb:
    • To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
    • To chamfer the stops of a stave and form the chine.
    • cut-through the backbone of an animal
  • others:
    • To split open; break; chink; chap.
    • To separate; crack; rush; put available.
    • To cut-through the anchor or into chine-pieces.
    • virtually, coloured in Chinese style: put on textiles when the warp is colored in various colors, making sure that a mottled result is created, or perhaps in which a double bond, created of two smaller threads of different colors turned together, is employed to produce a similar mottled or speckled appearance.

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