What does the word chine mean?

Usage examples for chine

  1. This night Mr. Gauden sent me a great chine of beef and half a dozen of tongues. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. However, this is not the most economical way; and therefore it is to be cut thin on the outside, from the chine- bone to the flaps, with fat from underneath. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  3. After chopping, cut the backbone free with the knife, trim off the strip of fat for the lard pile, chop the backbone itself into pieces three to four inches long, until the chine is reached- the part betwixt the shoulder blades with the high spinal processes. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams