- the tibia.
Origin of shinbone
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Examples from the Web for shinbone
No, not a vestage of the fossil is there, not a skull, not a shinbone.The Book of Khalid
The maddened animal had struck him on the shinbone, and wounded him.Legends of the Rhine
Dr. Flip would diagnose a case as "Fatty degeneration of the shinbone, sire," and the usual remedy would be prescribed.With the Battle Fleet
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
- the nontechnical name for tibia (def. 1)
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