US and Canadian shinny (ˈʃɪnɪ)
- a simple form of hockey of Scottish origin played with a ball and sticks curved at the lower end
- the stick used in this game
- to play shinty
C17: possibly from Scottish Gaelic sinteag a pace, bound
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Examples from the Web for shinty
This exhilarating game is known in some parts of the world as "shinty."Denmark</p>
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The shinty fell bos, and our hero took to it for the highway to the north.The Lost Pibroch
Hockey, hok′i, n. a game at ball played with a club or stick curved at one end, shinty.
Shinty was suited to a New Year's day; it kept the spirits up and the body warm.
It is supposed that their worships were under the impression that billiards was a new form of shinty.