- 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 shinnying
Historical Examples of shinnying
If hed attacked us while we were shinnying up, it would have been all over for us.Bobby Blake on a Plantation
Frank A. Warner
The first pipe-cleaner man was shinnying up the power cable.Makers
"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
"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."