shin·​bone | \ ˈshin-ˌbōn How to pronounce shinbone (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In the same 2010 e-mail, Dunn cited the case of another patient who suffered compartment syndrome during surgery on a broken shinbone., "Double-booked surgeries raised concerns at Mass. General, records indicate - The Boston Globe," 24 Nov. 2019 The private had been shot in the legs and shinbone, and his right hand had been shredded, leaving three of his fingers barely attached. oregonlive, "The first American woman in uniform captured by the Nazis: Veterans Day 2019," 11 Nov. 2019 Doctors in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center, had informed her that Beulah had been born with tibial hemimelia, a rare medical condition characterized by a missing or shortened tibia, or shinbone. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "This woman is helping disabled children walk for the first time," 9 Aug. 2019 Shin splints are generally diagnosed by someone noticing tenderness, soreness, or pain along the inner side of the shinbone, and mild swelling in the lower leg. Trihealth,, "Common running injuries," 21 June 2019 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., "Napoli vs Lazio Match Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battles, Team News & More," 9 Feb. 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shinbone.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of shinbone

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


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