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shinny

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

shinney

Definition of shinny

  1. 1 :  a variation of hockey played by children with a curved stick and a ball or block of wood; also :  the stick used

  2. 2 :  an informal game of ice hockey played usually outdoors

Origin and Etymology of shinny

perhaps from 1shin


First Known Use: 1672

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2

shinny

verb shin·ny

Definition of shinny

shinnied

;

shinnying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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

Origin and Etymology of shinny

alteration of 2shin


First Known Use: 1851


SHINNY Defined for English Language Learners

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shinny

verb shin·ny

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

play
verb shin·ny \ˈshi-nē\

Definition of shinny for Students

shinnied

;

shinnying

  1. :  to climb (as a pole) by grasping with arms and legs and moving upward by repeated jerks


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