shin

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See also: Shin, shin-, and shín

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English shyn, shine, from Old English scinu, from Proto-West Germanic *skinu, from Proto-Germanic *skinō. Cognate with West Frisian skine, Dutch scheen, German Schiene.

Noun[edit]

shin (plural shins)

  1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone: Wikipedia-logo.svg Shinbone on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
    Synonym: tibia
  2. A fishplate for a railway1874, Edward H. Knight, American Mechanical Dictionary.
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shin (third-person singular simple present shins, present participle shinning, simple past and past participle shinned)

  1. (Britain, as "shin up") To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like.
    to shin up a mast
    Synonym: shinny (US)
  2. To strike with the shin.
    • 2011 January 5, Mark Ashenden, “Wolverhampton 1 - 0 Chelsea”, in BBC[1]:
      The warning signs had been there as Peter Cech had already had to palm away a stinging shot from Ronald Zubar but immediately afterwards the Blues goalkeeper could only watch in horror as defender Boswinga shinned the ball into his own net from Hunt's corner.
  3. (US, slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
    • 1845, December 13, New York Commercial Advertiser
      The Senator was shinning around, to get gold for the rascally bank-rags which he was obliged to take.
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shin (plural shins)

  1. The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others): Wikipedia-logo.svg Shin (letter) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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Esperanto[edit]

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shin

  1. H-system spelling of ŝin

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic شِين(šīn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃín/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʃɪ́ŋ]

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shin f

  1. shin (letter of the Arabic alphabet)

Irish[edit]

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shin

  1. Lenited form of sin.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

shin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of しん

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French chien (dog).

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shin

  1. dog.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sinni.

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shin (emphatic shinyn)

  1. (personal pronoun) we, us