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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shin(noun)

    the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

  2. shin, shin bone(noun)

    a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg

  3. shin(noun)

    the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

  4. tibia, shinbone, shin bone, shin(verb)

    the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

  5. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shin(noun)

    the front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank

  2. Shin(noun)

    a fish plate for rails

  3. Shin(verb)

    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

  4. Shin(verb)

    to run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank

  5. Shin(verb)

    to climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up

  6. Origin: [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D. scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen, Sw. skenben. Cf. Chine.]


  1. Shin

    Shin literally means "sharp"; It is the twenty-first letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shin

    shin, n. the large bone of the leg or the forepart of it: a bird's shank.—v.i. to climb a tree (with up): to tramp, trudge.—v.t. to climb a tree by swarming up it: to kick on the shins.—ns. Shin′-bone, the tibia; Shin′-piece, a piece of armour defending the forepart of the leg; Shin′-plas′ter (U.S.), a patch of brown-paper steeped in vinegar, &c., laid on a sore: a small paper note or promise to pay. [A.S. scina, the shin (esp. in the compound scin-bán, shin-bone); Dut. scheen, Ger. schiene.]

  2. Shin

    shin, n. a god, or the gods: the term used by Protestant missionaries in Japan and China for the Supreme Being.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shin in a Sentence

  1. Kai Hibbard:

    She said I had such severe shin splints that she did n’t know how I was still walking.

  2. Zehava Gal-On:

    Why can't they give even general explanations. They are forbidden from saying the Shin Bet and Mossad ? , i am not the committee's rubber stamp.

  3. Eitan Ben-David:

    These foreign fighters can certainly pose a grave danger internally, so the Shin Bet (security service) and all the state system is doing very good work in foiling this threat, which could be a kind of spreading cancer, to our satisfaction, the situation is reasonable. It is not like any European country, nor even America, or places like China or Russia which have had a great number of homegrown ISIS fighters.

  4. Brian Encinia:

    Bland began swinging her elbows at me and then kicked my right leg in the shin. I had a pain in my right leg and suffered small cuts on my right hand. Force was used to subdue Bland to the ground to which Bland continued to fight back.

  5. Kim Young-soon:

    We should n’t blame defectors but we should be careful when we see some defectors talking incoherently, making things up and lying to make themselves more valuable, i am not saying that Shin was a bad guy. He suffered at a young age. But I hope in this defector community, there will be only honesty, without any lies to make money.

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