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shin

noun \ ˈshin \

Definition of shin

: the front part of the vertebrate leg below the knee

Origin and Etymology of shin

Middle English shine, from Old English scinu; akin to Old High German scina shin, Old English scīa shin, leg


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shin

verb

Definition of shin

shinned; shinning
1 : shinny
2 : to move forward rapidly on foot
1 : to kick or strike on the shins
2 : to climb by shinnying

First Known Use of shin

1829

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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shin

noun \ ˈshēn , ˈshin \

Definition of shin

: the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

Origin and Etymology of shin

Hebrew shīn


Shin

noun \ ˈshin , ˈshēn \

Definition of Shin

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

Origin and Etymology of shin

Japanese, literally, truth

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SHIN Defined for Kids

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shin

noun \ ˈshin \

Definition of shin for Students

: the front part of the leg below the knee

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shin

verb

Definition of shin for Students

shinned; shinning
: shinny

Medical Dictionary

shin

noun \ ˈshin \

medical Definition of shin

: the front part of the leg below the knee


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