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  1. shinty the wooden stick used to hit the ball
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Word Origin

C19: from Gaelic
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Historical Examples

  • He had the caman still in his hand, and he tossed it in the air.

    The Lost Pibroch

    Neil Munro

  • Our modern cricket and hockey are only forms of the old game of caman.

  • It seemed good news when the guide told me that there were mosquitoes in the marshes of Caman.

  • The foreshore at Caman is low and marshy where the salt water covers the outer edge of the delta.

  • In central and northern Peru the coastal region has aspects quite different from those about Caman.