Grain

Grain

(grn), n. [See Groin a part of the body.]
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1. A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant. [Obs.] G. Douglas.
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2. A tine, prong, or fork. Specifically: (a) One the branches of a valley or of a river. (b) pl. An iron fish spear or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
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3. A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
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4. (Founding) A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
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