- 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
Examples from the Web for shinned
When next I reached a ridgy spot I chose a good pine and shinned it.Pluck on the Long Trail
Edwin L. Sabin
In a flash I'd shinned over the stone wall and was headin' 'em off.Torchy and Vee
The satisfied bear strolled to the fence, shinned up it and over.Free Air
He shinned up into the hole, and pulled the grill back into its slot behind him.Gold in the Sky
Alan Edward Nourse
The two men that were hooking on grabbed the tackles and shinned for dear life.There She Blows!
William Hussey Macy
- 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
- the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh
Word Origin and History for shinned
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.