US and Canadian shinny (ˈʃɪnɪ)
/ (ˈʃɪntɪ) /
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noun plural -ties or -nies
a simple form of hockey of Scottish origin played with a ball and sticks curved at the lower end
the stick used in this game
verb -ties, -tying or -tied or US and Canadian -nies, -nying or -nied (intr)
to play shinty
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Word Origin for shinty
C17: possibly from Scottish Gaelic sinteag a pace, bound
Words nearby shinty
shinnery, shinny, shinplaster, shin splints, Shinto, shinty, shiny, ship, ship biscuit, shipboard, shipborne
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How to use shinty in a sentence
He lay hold on an oaken shinty stick that hung on the wall, property of the ferry-house landlord's son.John Splendid|Neil Munro
The shinty fell bos, and our hero took to it for the highway to the north.The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
It is supposed that their worships were under the impression that billiards was a new form of shinty.
Occasionally a shinty or "clubbing" match takes place on New Year's day.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
We read of one zealot devoting a whole winter to the task of combating shinty and tobacco.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes