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shin

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noun \ˈshin\

Definition of shin

  1. :  the front part of the vertebrate leg below the knee



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

Rhymes with shin


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shin

verb

Definition of shin

shinnedshin·ning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  shinny

  3. 2 :  to move forward rapidly on foot

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to kick or strike on the shins

  6. 2 :  to climb by shinnying



1829

First Known Use of shin

1829


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shin

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noun \ˈshēn, ˈshin\

Definition of shin

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



Origin of shin

Hebrew shīn


First Known Use: circa 1823


Shin

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noun \ˈshin, ˈshēn\

Definition of Shin

  1. :  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

Rhymes with shin


SHIN Defined for Kids

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shin

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noun \ˈshin\

Definition of shin

  1. :  the front part of the leg below the knee




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shin

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verb

Definition of shin

shinnedshin·ning

  1. :  shinny




Medical Dictionary

shin

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noun \ˈshin\

Medical Definition of shin

  1. :  the front part of the leg below the knee




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