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shin

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noun \ ˈshin \

Definition of shin

:the front part of the vertebrate leg below the knee

Origin and Etymology of shin

Middle English shine, from Old English scinu; akin to Old High German scina shin, Old English scīa shin, leg


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shin

verb

Definition of shin

shinned; shinning
intransitive verb
1 :shinny
2 :to move forward rapidly on foot
transitive verb
1 :to kick or strike on the shins
2 :to climb by shinnying

First Known Use of shin

1829


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shin

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noun \ ˈshēn , ˈshin \

Definition of shin

:the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

Origin and Etymology of shin

Hebrew shīn


Shin

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noun \ ˈshin , ˈshēn \

Definition of Shin

:a major Japanese Buddhist sect that emphasizes salvation by faith in exclusive worship of Amida Buddha

Origin and Etymology of shin

Japanese, literally, truth

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


SHIN Defined for Kids

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shin

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noun \ ˈshin \

Definition of shin for Students

:the front part of the leg below the knee

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shin

verb

Definition of shin for Students

shinned; shinning

Medical Dictionary

shin

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noun \ ˈshin \

medical Definition of shin

:the front part of the leg below the knee


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