[ shin-bohn ]
/ ˈʃɪnˌboʊn /


the tibia.

Origin of shinbone

before 1000; Middle English; Old English scinbān. See shin1, bone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shinbone

  • He drove the toe of his shoe squarely against the shinbone of the big man.

    What's-His-Name|George Barr McCutcheon
  • They took his shinbone, cut off each end, and used it to juggle up and catch on the back of the hand.

    Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber
  • The maddened animal had struck him on the shinbone, and wounded him.

    Legends of the Rhine|Wilhelm Ruland
  • No, not a vestage of the fossil is there, not a skull, not a shinbone.

    The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani

British Dictionary definitions for shinbone

/ (ˈʃɪnˌbəʊn) /


the nontechnical name for tibia (def. 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for shinbone

[ shĭnbōn′ ]


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