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[shin-bohn] /ˈʃɪnˌboʊn/
the tibia.
Origin of shinbone
before 1000; Middle English; Old English scinbān. See shin1, bone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for shinbone
Historical Examples
  • No, not a vestage of the fossil is there, not a skull, not a shinbone.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • The maddened animal had struck him on the shinbone, and wounded him.

    Legends of the Rhine Wilhelm Ruland
  • Dr. Flip would diagnose a case as "Fatty degeneration of the shinbone, sire," and the usual remedy would be prescribed.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • He drove the toe of his shoe squarely against the shinbone of the big man.

    What's-His-Name George Barr McCutcheon
  • They took his shinbone, cut off each end, and used it to juggle up and catch on the back of the hand.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
British Dictionary definitions for shinbone


the nontechnical name for tibia (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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shinbone in Medicine

shinbone shin·bone (shĭn'bōn')
See tibia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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