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shinbone

[shin-bohn] /ˈʃɪnˌboʊn/
noun
1.
the tibia.
Origin of shinbone
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English scinbān. See shin1, bone
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Examples from the Web for shinbone
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  • He drove the toe of his shoe squarely against the shinbone of the big man.

    What's-His-Name George Barr McCutcheon
  • The maddened animal had struck him on the shinbone, and wounded him.

    Legends of the Rhine Wilhelm Ruland
  • They took his shinbone, cut off each end, and used it to juggle up and catch on the back of the hand.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • No, not a vestage of the fossil is there, not a skull, not a shinbone.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Dr. Flip would diagnose a case as "Fatty degeneration of the shinbone, sire," and the usual remedy would be prescribed.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for shinbone

shinbone

/ˈʃɪnˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for tibia (sense 1)
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shinbone in Medicine

shinbone shin·bone (shĭn'bōn')
n.
See tibia.

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