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English Dictionary: shin by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
shin
n
  1. the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
  2. a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
    Synonym(s): shin, shin bone
  3. the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  4. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
    Synonym(s): tibia, shinbone, shin bone, shin
v
  1. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
            [bd]On his shin.[b8] --Chaucer.
  
      2. (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails. --Knight.
  
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shin \Shin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shinned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Shinning}.]
      1. 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; -- used with up; as, to shin up a
            mast. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shin \Shin\, v. t.
      To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up. [Slang]
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