shinny
I. noun also shinney Etymology: perhaps from 1shin Date: 1672 a variation of hockey played by children with a curved stick and a ball or block of wood; also the stick used II. intransitive verb (shinnied; shinnying) Etymology: alteration of 2shin Date: 1851 to move oneself up or down something vertical (as a pole) especially by alternately hugging it with the arms or hands and the legs

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  • Shinny — (or shinney) is an informal type of hockey played on ice or the street. There are no formal rules or specific positions, and generally, there are no goaltenders. The goal areas at each end may be marked simply by objects, such as blocks of snow,… …   Wikipedia

  • shinny — shinny1 [shin′ē] n. pl. shinnies [prob. < SHIN1] 1. a simple form of hockey, esp. as played by children 2. the curved stick or club used in this game vi. shinnied, shinnying to play shinny: Also sp. shinney …   English World dictionary

  • shinny — UK [ˈʃɪnɪ] / US verb Word forms shinny : present tense I/you/we/they shinny he/she/it shinnies present participle shinnying past tense shinnied past participle shinnied Phrasal verbs: shinny up …   English dictionary

  • shinny — I shin•ny [[t]ˈʃɪn i[/t]] n. pl. nies, 1) spo a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball or the like, and clubs curved at one end 2) spo the club used 3) spo to play shinny 4) spo to drive the ball at shinny • Etymology: 1665–75; var. of shin …   From formal English to slang

  • shinny — shinny1 /shin ee/, n., pl. shinnies, v., shinnied, shinnying. n. 1. a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball, block of wood, or the like, and clubs curved at one end. 2. the club used. v.i. 3. to play shinny. 4. to drive the ball at shinny …   Universalium

  • shinny — 1. verb To climb in an awkward manner. 2. noun a) An informal game of pickup hockey played with minimal equipment: skates, sticks and a puck or ball. Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight; …   Wiktionary

  • shinny — shin|ny [ ʃıni ] verb shinny up phrasal verb transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL shinny up something to climb up a tree, rope, etc. quickly, using your hands and legs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shinny — {{11}}shinny (n.) also shinney, primitive form of hockey, 1670s, perhaps from Gael. sinteag a bound, a leap. {{12}}shinny (v.) to climb a rope, pole, etc., 1888, from use of shins and ankles to do so; see SHIN (Cf. shin) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shinny — Canadian Slang [shin ee] hockey played in the street Let s go play some shinny …   English dialects glossary

  • shinny — shin|ny [ˈʃıni] v past tense and past participle shinnied present participle shinnying third person singular shinnies [i]AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: shin to climb holding on with your legs (19 21 centuries), from shin (noun)] shinny up/down to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shinny — verb (I) AmE shinny up/down to shin 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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