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shinny

noun shin·ny \ ˈshi-nē \
variants: or less commonly shinney

Definition of shinny

1 :a variation of hockey played by children with a curved stick and a ball or block of wood; also :the stick used
2 :an informal game of ice hockey played usually outdoors

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Origin and Etymology of shinny

perhaps from 1shin

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shinny

verb

Definition of shinny

shinnied; shinnying
intransitive verb
:to move oneself up or down something vertical (such as a pole) especially by alternately hugging it with the arms or hands and the legs

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Origin and Etymology of shinny

alteration of 2shin


SHINNY Defined for English Language Learners

shinny

verb

Definition of shinny for English Language Learners

  • : to climb up or down something (such as a pole) by grasping it with your arms and legs


SHINNY Defined for Kids

shinny

verb shin·ny \ ˈshi-nē \

Definition of shinny for Students

shinnied; shinnying
:to climb (as a pole) by grasping with arms and legs and moving upward by repeated jerks

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