- the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle.
- the lower part of the foreleg in cattle.
- the shinbone or tibia, especially its sharp edge or front portion.
- Chiefly British. a cut of beef similar to the U.S. shank, usually cut into small pieces for stewing.
- to climb by holding fast with the hands or arms and legs and drawing oneself up.
Origin of shin1
- the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of shin2
- the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of shīn
- a Japanese offshoot of the Pure Land Sect, requiring only faith in Amida for salvation through his accumulated merit.
Origin of Shin
Examples from the Web for shin
Contemporary Examples of shin
Shin eventually escaped North Korean captivity while in Vienna.
One of the most famous directors of this era was Shin Sang-ok (신상옥).
Afraid the Korean secret police would not believe his kidnapping story, Shin settled in Hollywood.
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
So upon his release in 1997, Yousef agreed to a meeting with Shin Bet.When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel
August 5, 2014
Historical Examples of shin
Then, in sudden viciousness, Link kicked out, taking Dave in the shin.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
"We'll make 'em pay for that shin," says he, with a kind of it's-coming-to-us grin.Shorty McCabe
His heel lashed back and caught the shin of the man behind him.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
John's shin was badly bruised, and Perry Alford had wrenched his ankle.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
Why, how you tore your pants; and your shin 's a bleeding, too.Shadows of Shasta
- the front part of the lower leg
- the front edge of the tibia
- mainly British a cut of beef, the lower foreleg
- (when intr, often foll by up) to climb (a pole, tree, etc) by gripping with the hands or arms and the legs and hauling oneself up
- (tr) to kick (a person) in the shins
Word Origin for shin
- the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh
Word Origin for shin
Old English scinu "shin, fore part of the lower leg," from Proto-Germanic *skino "thin piece" (cf. Dutch scheen, Old High German scina, German Schienbein "shin, shinbones"), from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Shin splints is attested from 1930.
"to climb by using arms and legs" (originally a nautical word), 1829, from shin (n.). Related: Shinned; shinning.
- The front part of the leg located below the knee and above the ankle.
- The tibia.