Definitions

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  • n. the fifth tine of an antler's beam

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the terminal branches or divisions of the beam of the antler of the stag or other large deer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The crown-antler of a stag. See cut under antler.

Etymologies

sur- +‎ royal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Held to the spot by this display of headgear you contemplate it in all its branches, -- main-beam, brow-tine, bes-tine, royal and surroyal, -- they are all beautifully named.

    The Wrong Woman

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  • another kind (tine) of high beam?

    June 11, 2012