Part of speech: noun

A spike or prong, as of a fork.

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Usage examples "tine":

  1. And why haven't Auntie Tine and Auntie Rine come yet?" - "The Twilight of the Souls", Louis Couperus.
  2. When they reached Joplin he was still clinging to Tine, his sunken cheeks and hollow deep- set eyes telling only too plainly how great an effort he was making to keep on his legs. - "The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  3. First thing we know, tine whole shebang of the boys will be claiming the exemption of sole support of wife. - "Gaslight Sonatas", Fannie Hurst.