Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the terminal branches or divisions of the beam of the antler of the stag or other large deer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the fifth tine of an antler's beam

Etymologies

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sur- +‎ royal

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