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SHIN (shinned, shinning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shin mean? 

SHIN (noun)
  The noun SHIN has 4 senses:

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
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

  Familiarity information: SHIN used as a noun is uncommon.


SHIN (verb)
  The verb SHIN has 1 sense:

1. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

  Familiarity information: SHIN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHIN (noun)


Sense 1shin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("shin" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("shin" is a part of...):

leg (a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle)


Sense 2shin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cut of meat from the lower part of the leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

shin bone; shin

Hypernyms ("shin" is a kind of...):

cut; cut of meat (a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass)


Sense 3shin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("shin" is a kind of...):

alphabetic character; letter; letter of the alphabet (the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech)

Holonyms ("shin" is a part of...):

Hebraic alphabet; Hebrew alphabet; Hebrew script (a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino))


Sense 4shin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

shinbone; tibia; shin

Hypernyms ("shin" is a kind of...):

leg bone (a bone of the leg)

Holonyms ("shin" is a part of...):

leg (a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle)


SHIN (verb)


Sense 1shin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

skin; shinny; shin; clamber; scramble; sputter; struggle

Hypernyms (to "shin" is one way to...):

climb (move with difficulty, by grasping)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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