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Pronunciation : Shin
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. Chine.]
Definition : 1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. "On his shin." Chaucer.

2. (Railbroad)

Defn: A fish plate for rails. Knight. Shin bone (Anat.), the tibia. -- Shin leaf (Bot.), a perennial ericaceous herb (Pyrola elliptica) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme of greenish white flowers.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Shin
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. 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; -- used with up; as, to shin up a mast. [Slang]

2. To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett.

i. [imp. & p. p. Shinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Shinning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Shin
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up. [Slang]

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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