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shinny

noun shin·ny \ˈshi-nē\

Definition of shinny

  1. :  a variation of hockey played by children with a curved stick and a ball or block of wood; also :  the stick used



Variants of shinny

also shin·ney play \ˈshi-nē\

Origin of shinny

perhaps from 1shin


First Known Use: 1672

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


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shinny

intransitive verb shin·ny

Simple Definition of shinny

  • : to climb up or down something (such as a pole) by grasping it with your arms and legs

Full Definition of shinny

shin·niedshin·ny·ing

  1. :  to move oneself up or down something vertical (as a pole) especially by alternately hugging it with the arms or hands and the legs

Origin of shinny

alteration of 2shin


First Known Use: 1851


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