Pronunciation Noun

shin (plural shins)

  1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone.
    Synonyms: tibia
  2. A fishplate for a railway.
Related terms Translations Verb

shin (shins, present participle shinning; past and past participle shinned)

  1. (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.
    to shin up a mast
    Synonyms: shinny (US)
  2. To strike with the shin.
  3. (US, slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
  • Russian: кара́бкаться

shin (plural shins)

  1. The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
  • German: Schin
  • Russian: шин

Proper noun
  1. A river in Scotland, in the Highlands

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