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1shin

noun \ˈshin\

Definition of SHIN

:  the front part of the vertebrate leg below the knee
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Origin of SHIN

Middle English shine, from Old English scinu; akin to Old High German scina shin, Old English scīa shin, leg
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with SHIN

2shin

verb
shinnedshin·ning

Definition of SHIN

intransitive verb
1
:  shinny
2
:  to move forward rapidly on foot
transitive verb
1
:  to kick or strike on the shins
2
:  to climb by shinnying

First Known Use of SHIN

1829

3shin

noun \ˈshēn, ˈshin\

Definition of SHIN

:  the 22d letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

Origin of SHIN

Hebrew shīn
First Known Use: circa 1823

Shin

noun \ˈshin, ˈshēn\

Definition of SHIN

:  a major Japanese Buddhist sect that emphasizes salvation by faith in exclusive worship of Amida Buddha

Origin of SHIN

Japanese, literally, truth
First Known Use: 1877

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with SHIN

SHIN Defined for Kids

1shin

noun \ˈshin\

Definition of SHIN for Kids

:  the front part of the leg below the knee

2shin

verb
shinnedshin·ning

Definition of SHIN for Kids

:  shinny
Medical Dictionary

shin

noun \ˈshin\

Medical Definition of SHIN

:  the front part of the leg below the knee

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