shin


1shin

noun \ˈshin\

Definition of SHIN

:  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

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

noun \ˈshin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SHIN

: the front part of the leg below the knee

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