AskDefine | Define shin

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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 [syn: tibia, shinbone] v : climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: clamber, scramble, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter] [also: shinning, shinned]

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Etymology 1




  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.
front part of the leg below the knee


  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.
    to shin up a mast
(UK) to climb a mast, tree, rope

Etymology 2


  1. The twenty first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ש.



  1. new



  1. In the context of "personal pronoun": we, us

Extensive Definition

Shin may refer to:
Shin is the (sur)name of:
  • Elizabeth Shin, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who died in 2000
  • Shin, the initial antagonist in the manga and anime Fist of the North Star
  • Shin, lead vocalist of the band DCS
shin in German: Schin
shin in French: Shin
shin in Dutch: Shin

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ankle, bayonet legs, bowlegs, calf, clamber, clamber up, climb, climb over, climb up, cnemis, dash, drumstick, escalade, foreleg, gamb, gambrel, gigot, ham, hind leg, hock, jamb, knee, leg, limb, mount, podite, popliteal space, ramp, run, scale, scale the heights, scamper, scissor-legs, scoot, scrabble up, scramble up, scurry, shank, shin up, shinny, sprint, stems, struggle up, stumps, surmount, tarsus, trotters, upclimb
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