shinny

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[ shin-ee ]
/ ˈʃɪn i /

noun, plural shin·nies.

a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball, block of wood, or the like, and clubs curved at one end.
the club used.

verb (used without object), shin·nied, shin·ny·ing.

to play shinny.
to drive the ball at shinny.

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Origin of shinny

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First recorded in 1665–75; variant of shin ye, cry used in the game

Definition for shinnying (2 of 2)

shinny2
[ shin-ee ]
/ ˈʃɪn i /

verb (used without object), shin·nied, shin·ny·ing.

shin1(def 5): He shinnied up the tree.

Origin of shinny

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1850–55, Americanism; apparently derivative of shin1; source of -y is unclear
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Example sentences from the Web for shinnying

  • The first pipe-cleaner man was shinnying up the power cable.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • "Shinnying" up to the slippery mow with real agility, he there paused and regarded Katharine with an expression of great pride.

    The Brass Bound Box|Evelyn Raymond
  • If hed attacked us while we were shinnying up, it would have been all over for us.