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British Dictionary definitions for shinty

shinty

US and Canadian shinny (ˈʃɪnɪ)

noun plural -ties or -nies
  1. a simple form of hockey of Scottish origin played with a ball and sticks curved at the lower end
  2. the stick used in this game
verb -ties, -tying or -tied or US and Canadian -nies, -nying or -nied (intr)
  1. to play shinty

Word Origin

C17: possibly from Scottish Gaelic sinteag a pace, bound
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