Definition of shin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʃɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪn//
Body parts
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the front part of the leg below the knee See related entries: Body parts Word OriginOld English scinu, probably from a Germanic base meaning ‘narrow or thin piece’; related to German Schiene ‘thin plate’ and Dutch scheen. The verb was originally in nautical use (early 19th cent.).Extra examples I barked my shin on a tree stump. I have been suffering from shin splints. I kicked him hard in the shins to shut him up. She had a nasty cut on her shin.