I. noun Etymology: Middle English shine, from Old English scinu; akin to Old High German scina shin, Old English scīa shin, leg Date: before 12th century the front part of the vertebrate leg below the knee II. verb (shinned; shinning) Date: 1829 intransitive verb 1. shinny 2. to move forward rapidly on foot transitive verb 1. to kick or strike on the shins 2. to climb by shinnying III. noun Etymology: Hebrew shīn Date: circa 1823 the 22d letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

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