shinty

US and Canadian shinny (ˈʃɪnɪ)

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. shinnery,
  2. shinny,
  3. shinola,
  4. shinplaster,
  5. shinto,
  6. shiny,
  7. ship,
  8. ship biscuit,
  9. ship canal,
  10. ship chandler

Word Origin for shinty

C17: possibly from Scottish Gaelic sinteag a pace, bound

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