Shin bone
Shin Shin, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. {Chine}.] 1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. ``On his shin.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Shin bone} (Anat.), the tibia.

{Shin leaf} (Bot.), a perennial ericaceous herb ({Pyrola elliptica}) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme of greenish white flowers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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