Etymology
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tine (n.)

mid-14c., from Old English tind "spike, beak, prong, tooth of a fork," a general Germanic word (compare Old High German zint "sharp point, spike," Old Norse tindr "tine, point, top, summit," German Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin (see zinc).

updated on February 09, 2014

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Definitions of tine from WordNet

tine (n.)
prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.