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shin

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English shine, from Old English scinu, from Proto-Germanic *skinō. Cognate with West Frisian skine, Dutch scheen, German Schiene.

NounEdit

shin (plural shins)

  1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone.
  2. A fishplate for a railway.
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shin (third-person singular simple present shins, present participle shinning, simple past and past participle shinned)

  1. (UK, as "shin up") To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like.
    to shin up a mast
  2. To strike with the shin.
    • 2011 January 5, Mark Ashenden, “Wolverhampton 1 - 0 Chelsea”, BBC:
      The warning signs had been there as Peter Cech had already had to palm away a stinging shot from Ronald Zubar but immediately afterwards the Blues goalkeeper could only watch in horror as defender Boswinga shinned the ball into his own net from Hunt's corner.
  3. (US, slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
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Etymology 2Edit

Ultimately from Proto-Semitic *śamš- (sun). Compare Shamash.

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shin (plural shins)

  1. The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
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shin

  1. H-system spelling of ŝin

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shin f

  1. Letter of the Arabic alphabet: ش

IrishEdit

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shin

  1. Lenited form of sin.

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shin

  1. rōmaji reading of しん

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish sinni.

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shin (emphatic shinyn)

  1. (personal pronoun) we, us