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chine

1. the backbone
2. a ridge or crest of land
3. (in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side

chine

[chīn]
(food engineering)
A part of an animal carcass backbone, with parts adjoining it, cut for cooking.
(naval architecture)
A part of a ship's waterway rising above the deck and hollowed out on the inboard edge to make a path for water.
That point where the sides and bottom meet on a flat- or V-bottomed boat.
A longitudinal member that lies along the bilge where the sides and bottom of the boat meet.
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As the pressure rose, the hard chined hull of the Oceanis 55 dug in as though on rails and the wide beam gave the extra form stability that minimised the heeling angle making for very comfortable sailing.
Hence the 409 can have a 140% genoa and fully battened mainsail while its chined Briand designed hull is built for improved speed.