verb (used with or without object), shinned, shin·ning.
Origin of shin1
Examples from the Web for shinning
Shinning was not my customary attitude, but it was not mine 'to make reply.'The Affair at the Inn|Kate Douglas Wiggin
References to football are confined to comments, mostly humorous but occasionally serious, on the practice of shinning or hacking.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874|Charles L. Graves
"Shinning" down a tree was a simple matter, with which any youth would be familiar.The Awakening of the Desert|Julius C. Birge
I was up stairs in a second, and down the lightning-rod in another one, and shinning through the dark for the lean-to.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But hunger is a spur and it was not long before some daring ones were "shinning up" the trees and down came the fruit.Springfield in the Spanish American War|Walter W. Ward