shinbone
noun Date: before 12th century tibia 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shinbone — [shin′bōn΄] n. TIBIA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Shinbone — The larger of the two bones in the lower leg (the smaller one being the fibula). The shinbone is anatomically known as the tibia. Tibia is a Latin word meaning both shinbone and flute. It is thought that tibia refers to both the bone and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • shinbone — UK [ˈʃɪnˌbəʊn] / US [ˈʃɪnˌboʊn] noun [countable] Word forms shinbone : singular shinbone plural shinbones the bone in the lower front part of your leg, between your knee and your ankle …   English dictionary

  • shinbone — /shin bohn /, n. the tibia. [bef. 1000; ME; OE scinban. See SHIN1, BONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • shinbone — noun The tibia …   Wiktionary

  • shinbone — shin|bone [ˈʃınbəun US boun] n the front bone in your leg below your knee = ↑tibia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shinbone — shin|bone [ ʃın,boun ] noun count the bone in the lower front part of your leg, between your knee and your ANKLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shinbone — n. tibia, bone located at the front of the lower leg (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shinbone — noun (C) the front bone in your leg below your knee; tibia …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shinbone — shin•bone [[t]ˈʃɪnˌboʊn[/t]] n. anat. the tibia • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE scinbān …   From formal English to slang

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