shiner

noun shin·er \ ˈshī-nər \
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

Definition of shiner

1 : one that shines
2 : a silvery fish; especially : any of numerous small freshwater American cyprinid fishes (especially genus Notropis) — compare golden shiner
3 : black eye 1

Examples of shiner in a Sentence

  1. He got a shiner during a fight at school.

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First Known Use of shiner

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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noun shin·er \ ˈshī-nər \

Definition of shiner for Students

: a small silvery American freshwater fish

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