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Definition of Shin


  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.
  2. A fish plate for rails.
  3. 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. To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank.
  5. To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up.

Shin Translations

shin in German is hinaufklettern, Schienbein
shin in Latin is crur; cruris
shin in Spanish is espinilla
shin in Swedish is skenben