- a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball, block of wood, or the like, and clubs curved at one end.
- the club used.
- to play shinny.
- to drive the ball at shinny.
Origin of shinny1
- shin1(def 5): He shinnied up the tree.
Origin of shinny2
Examples from the Web for shinny
Historical Examples of shinny
The games they enjoyed most were "Shinny" and a game played on the ice in the winter.Old Rail Fence Corners
When they had been chosen, David had to shinny up them to lop off their branches.David and the Phoenix
The beam was too massive to shinny, yet too narrow to lie inside and elbow up.A Matter of Proportion
Strong and the boys felt that Shinny would let them know when he was ready.On the Trail of the Space Pirates
I mean she would never 'shinny' up a straight, slivery beam.The Brass Bound Box
"to climb a rope, pole, etc.," 1888, from use of shins and ankles to do so; see shin (n.). Earlier simply shin (1829). Related: Shinnied; shinnying.
also shinney, primitive form of hockey, 1670s, perhaps from Gaelic sinteag "a bound, a leap." OED suggests origin from shin ye "the cry used in the game."