shinney

Shinney

Shin"ney\, n. [CF. Shindy.] The game of hockey; -- so called because of the liability of the players to receive blows on the shin. --Halliwell.
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shinney

noun
a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck [syn: shinny
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