Definition of shinbone
: tibia 1
Recent Examples of shinbone from the Web
One of the bullets struck Taylor, shattering her right shinbone, and officers quickly shielded her from more incoming rounds.
For instance, excess bone growth on a tibia or shinbone can indicate soft-tissue infections on the leg that spread to the bone.
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First Known Use of shinbone
before 12th century
SHINBONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shinbone for English Language Learners
: the large bone at the front of the leg between the knee and the ankle
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