shīn

[ sheen ]
/ ʃin /

noun

the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Nearby words

  1. shylock,
  2. shyly,
  3. shymkent,
  4. shypoo,
  5. shyster,
  6. si,
  7. si derived unit,
  8. si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice,
  9. si unit,
  10. si-ma qian

Origin of shīn

From Arabic

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British Dictionary definitions for shīn

shin

1
/ (ʃɪn) /

noun

the front part of the lower leg
the front edge of the tibia
mainly British a cut of beef, the lower foreleg

verb shins, shinning or shinned

(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

Old English scinu; related to Old High German scina needle, Norwegian dialect skina small disc

shin

2
/ (ʃɪn) /

noun

the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh

Word Origin for shin

from Hebrew shīn, literally: tooth

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Word Origin and History for shīn
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Medicine definitions for shīn

shin

[ shĭn ]

n.

The front part of the leg located below the knee and above the ankle.
The tibia.

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