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Noun: chine  chIn
  1. Cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
     
  2. Backbone of an animal
     
  3. A sharp angle in the cross section of a boat's hull
     
  4. The top of a mountain ridge
     
  5. [UK] (English south coast) a steep-sided ravine leading down to the sea
Verb: chine  chIn
  1. Cut through the backbone of an animal

Derived forms: chined, chines, chining

Type of: back, backbone, butcher, cut, cut of meat, rachis, slaughter, spinal column, spine, vertebral column

Encyclopedia: Chine