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Meaning of SHIN

Pronunciation:  shin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
  2. [n]  the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
  3. [n]  the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  4. [n]  a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
  5. [v]  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

SHIN is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: clamber, scramble, shinbone, shinny, skin, sputter, struggle, tibia
 See Also: alphabetic character, Aramaic alphabet, body part, climb, cut, cut of meat, Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, leg, leg bone, letter, letter of the alphabet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shin\, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D.
    scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen,
    Sw. skenben. Cf. {Chine}.]
    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) 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.
  2. \Shin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shinned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.]
  3. \Shin\, v. t.
    To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up. [Slang]