Associations to the word «Shin»


SHIN, noun. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone.
SHIN, noun. A fishplate for a railway.
SHIN, verb. (British) (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.
SHIN, verb. To strike with the shin.
SHIN, verb. (US) (slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
SHIN, noun. The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
SHIN PAD, noun. A protective piece of clothing worn over the shin
SHIN PADS, noun. Plural of shin pad. A pair of protective lower-leg coverings.
SHIN SPLINT, noun. (medicine) A painful inflammation of the muscles in the shins; especially frequent in runners, or a general term for a painful condition in the shins.
SHIN SPLINTS, noun. Plural of shin splint
SHIN SPLINTS, noun. (with singular verb) Inflammation of muscles around the shins.

Dictionary definition

SHIN, noun. The front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle.
SHIN, noun. A cut of meat from the lower part of the leg.
SHIN, noun. The 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
SHIN, noun. The inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
SHIN, verb. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.

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