shinbone

noun
shin·​bone | \ˈshin-ˌbōn \

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His friend’s right arm was out of its socket, his shinbone poking through his skin. The Atlantic, "Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?," 17 May 2018 Raikkonen ended his race a few hundred feet up the pit lane, Cigarini went to hospital with a fractured shinbone and fibula, and Ferrari earned a $61,576 (€50,000) fine for an unsafe release. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Formula 1 on ESPN sees massive improvement; IndyCar thrilled in Phoenix," 9 Apr. 2018 The 35-year old recently cracked a shinbone while working on a mural in L.A., and continued painting for several hours before taking a break. Jessica Donath, Los Angeles Magazine, "What’s Happening Inside This DTLA Space Is Even More Exciting Than the New Mural Outside," 8 Mar. 2018 Wallace will also miss out after picking up a shinbone injury before his side's loss to Genoa on Monday. SI.com, "Napoli vs Lazio Match Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battles, Team News & More," 9 Feb. 2018 Currie once saw a Confuciusornis—a crow-sized Cretaceous bird—that was clearly fake because its foot had been glued directly to its knee, with no shinbone in the middle. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "How to Tell If a Dinosaur Is Fake," 8 Dec. 2017 Four days later, Taylor left the hospital in a wheelchair, her right shinbone held together with a metal plate and a dozen screws. Emily Schmall, The Seattle Times, "Dallas shooting victim wants to bridge gap over gun violence," 6 July 2017 Four days later, Taylor left the hospital in a wheelchair, her right shinbone held together with a metal plate and a dozen screws. Washington Post, "Dallas shooting victim wants to bridge gap over gun violence," 6 July 2017 One of the bullets struck Taylor, shattering her right shinbone, and officers quickly shielded her from more incoming rounds. Emily Schmall, The Seattle Times, "Dallas shooting victim wants to bridge gap over gun violence," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of shinbone

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shinbone was before the 12th century

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shinbone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shinbone

: the large bone at the front of the leg between the knee and the ankle

shinbone

noun
shin·​bone | \ˈshin-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn \

Medical Definition of shinbone 

: tibia

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