sore shin

nounPlant Pathology.
  1. a disease of plant seedlings, characterized by stem cankers that girdle the stem near the soil line, caused by any of several fungi, especially Rhizoctonia solani.

Origin of sore shin

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Words Nearby sore shin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sore shin in a sentence

  • Lovejoy of Illinois was killed—a great loss—and occasionally an Abolitionist lecturer got a bloody nose or a sore shin.

    The Abolitionists | John F. Hume
  • "Well, he kicked my sore shin," growled Merton, glaring savagely at Basil.

    Margaret Montfort | Laura E. Richards
  • I tore up my entry, mounted my motor-cycle, and left an injured-looking driver rubbing a sore shin.