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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: chining, chined, chines

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

Encyclopedia: Chine