Chine



[chahyn] /tʃaɪn/

noun, British Dialect.
1.
a ravine formed in rock by the action of running water.
[chahyn] /tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the backbone or spine, especially of an animal.
2.
the whole or a piece of the backbone of an animal with adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
3.
a ridge or crest, as of land.
4.
Nautical.

verb (used with object), chined, chining.
5.
(in butchering) to sever the backbone of.
[chahyn] /tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
2 .
[shee-ney] /ʃiˈneɪ/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.
/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the backbone
2.
the backbone of an animal with adjoining meat, cut for cooking
3.
a ridge or crest of land
4.
(in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side
verb
5.
(transitive) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone
/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
another word for chime2
/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
(Southern English, dialect) a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
/ˈʃiːneɪ/
adjective
1.
(textiles) having a mottled pattern
adj.

“in Chinese fashion,” French Chiné, past participle of chiner “to color in Chinese fashion,” from Chine “China” (see China).

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