shinny


1shin·ny

noun \ˈshi-nē\

Definition of SHINNY

:  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

shin·ny also shin·ney \ˈshi-nē\

Origin of SHINNY

perhaps from 1shin
First Known Use: 1672

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

2shinny

intransitive verb

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

shin·niedshin·ny·ing

Full Definition of SHINNY

:  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

Rhymes with SHINNY

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