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shins (body part)

shins is a plural form of shin

shin (body part)

Definition:

the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

shins

Part of:

leg » body

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old English scinu "shin", from Proto-Germanic *skino "thin piece" (compare Dutch...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of shins...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

tibia [bone] | shin [synonym]

inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg in vertebrates--the other is the fibula. In humans the tibia forms the lower half of the knee joint ... (30 of 177 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/595018​/tibia

Collins Dictionary:

shin | shinne

the front part of the lower leg | the front edge of the tibia | [mainly British] a cut of beef, the lower foreleg | [when] intr, often followed by up ... (28 of 486 words, 6 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shin

Wikipedia:

Shin [disambiguation]

may refer to: Shinbone, the larger of the two bones in the leg below the knee in vertebrates | Shin (letter), the twenty-first letter in many Semitic alphabets | Shin (Chinese name) (Chinese: 新), origin of Shin (Xin) name, which means "new" | Shin ... (41 of 325 words, 30 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Shin

Random House Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shīn | Shin

the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle. | the lower part of the foreleg in cattle. | the shinbone or tibia, especially its sharp edge or ... (29 of 136 words, 9 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/shin

American Heritage Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present]

The front part of the leg below the knee and above the ankle. | The shinbone. | The lower foreleg in beef cattle. Used of cuts of meat. | To climb (a ... (29 of 112 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shin

Oxford Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present] | shin up/down | shinny [North American] | shinnied [North American, past tense] | shinnying [North American, present participle] | shinnies [North American, 3rd-person singular present]

the front of the leg below the knee. | a cut of beef from the lower part of a cow's leg. | ("shin up/down") | climb quickly up or down by gripping ... (29 of 103 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/shin

Wiktionary:

shin | shins [plural] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | sheen [sense-specific] | šīn [sense-specific] | tibia [synonym, sense-specific] | shinny [United States, synonym, sense-specific]

The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. | A fishplate for a railway. | [British, "shin up"] To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and... (49 of 97 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shin

New World Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

the front part of the leg between the knee and the ankle | the lower foreleg in beef | to climb (a rope, pole, etc.) by using both hands and legs for ... (30 of 77 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

shin [verb] | shinned [past tense] | shinned up [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shinning up [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present] | shins up [3rd-person singular present] | shin up [I/you/we/they, related]

shin up [transitive, British, informal] to climb up a tree, rope etc quickly, using your hands and legs (18 of 57 words, pronunciation)

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shin [countable] | shins [plural]

the lower front part of your leg, between your knee and your ankle (13 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shin

Cambridge Dictionary:

shin [entry 1]

the front part of your leg between your knee and your foot | a joint (large piece) of meat from the lower leg of a cow (25 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shin 1

shin [entry 2] | -nn- [past tense] | shinny [United States]

to climb something such as a tree, using your hands and legs to move along quickly (16 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shin 2

Merriam-Webster:

shin [entry 1, noun]

the front part of the vertebrate leg below the knee (10 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shin show=1

shin [entry 2, verb] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shinny [synonym, sense-specific]

"shinny" | to move forward rapidly on foot | to kick or strike on the shins | to climb by shinnying (18 of 43 words, 4 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shin show=2

shin [entry 3, noun]

the 22d letter of the Hebrew alphabet (7 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shin show=3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

leg | femur | fibula | tibia

one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between ... (28 of 142 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0829269​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

shin [entry 1] | shins [plural] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

the front part of the leg from below the knee to above the ankle | Same as shinbone | the lower portion of the foreleg in cattle, used as a cut of ... (30 of 114 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735499​/definition​.html  [offline]

shin [entry 2] | shins [plural]

the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet, represented in the English alphabet as "sh" (14 of 39 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735498​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

shin

Origin: Old English scinu "shin", from Proto-Germanic *skino "thin piece" (compare Dutch scheen, Old High German scina, German ... (17 of 81 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=shin

Oxford Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present] | shin up/down

Origin: Old English scinu, probably from a Germanic base meaning "narrow or thin piece"; related to German Schiene "thin plate" and Dutch ... (21 of 32 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/shin

Wiktionary:

shin | shins [plural] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

Origin: Middle English shine, from Old English scinu, from Proto-Germanic *skinō. Cognate with West Frisian skine, Dutch scheen, German Schiene. | Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *śamš- ("sun"). Compare... (25 of 26 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shin

New World Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

Origin: Middle English schine from Old English scinu, akin to German ... | Hebrew sīn, shīn, literally, tooth (16 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shin

American Heritage Dictionary:

shin | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English shine, from Old English scinu; see skei- in Indo-European roots. | Hebrew šîn, of Phoenician origin; see šnn in Semitic roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shin

Collins Dictionary:

shin

Origin: Old English scinu; related to Old High German scina needle, Norwegian dialect skina small disc | from Hebrew shīn, literally: tooth

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shin

Merriam-Webster:

Shin

First use: 1877

Origin: Japanese, literally, truth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shin

shin [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

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

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shin show=1

shin [entry 3, noun]

First use: about 1823

Origin: Hebrew shīn

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Encarta Dictionary:

shin [entry 1] | shins [plural] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

Origin: Old English scinu from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735499​/definition​.html  [offline]

shin [entry 2] | shins [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Hebrew šīn

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735498​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

shin | shins [plural] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "shin"

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Collins Dictionary:

shin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "shin"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

shin [verb] | shinned [past tense] | shinned up [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shinning up [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present] | shins up [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "shin"

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shin [countable] | shins [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "shin"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

shin [verb, abbreviation] | shinned [past tense] | shinned up [past tense] | shinning [present participle] | shinning up [present participle] | shins [3rd-person singular present] | shins up [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shin"

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shin [countable, noun] | shins [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shin"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/shin

Cambridge Dictionary:

shin [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "shin"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "shin"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shin 1

the Free Dictionary:

shin

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "shin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "shin"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "shin" by speech synthesizer

Audio 4: North American English pronunciation of "shin" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

shin | shins [plural] | shinned [past tense] | shinning [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "shin"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

shin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shin"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=shin​0001 word=shin

shin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shin"

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Shin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Shin"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=shin​0003 word=Shin

YourDictionary Audio:

shin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "shin" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shin

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