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

Related Words for shinbone

tibia, shank, crus, cnemis

Examples from the Web for shinbone

Historical Examples of shinbone

  • No, not a vestage of the fossil is there, not a skull, not a shinbone.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • The maddened animal had struck him on the shinbone, and wounded him.

    Legends of the Rhine

    Wilhelm Ruland

  • Dr. Flip would diagnose a case as "Fatty degeneration of the shinbone, sire," and the usual remedy would be prescribed.

    With the Battle Fleet

    Franklin Matthews

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


    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

British Dictionary definitions for shinbone



the nontechnical name for tibia (def. 1)
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shinbone in Medicine




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