Meaning of chine
— n. Brit. Dial.
- a ravine formed in rock by the action of running water.
— n., v., chined, chin•ing.
- the backbone or spine, esp. of an animal.
- the whole or a piece of the backbone of an animal with adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
- a ridge or crest, as of land.
- an angular intersection of the sides and bottom of a vessel.
- a longitudinal member running behind this.
- (in butchering) to sever the backbone of.
Pronunciation: (shē-nā'), [key]
- noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.
- chine (Thesaurus)