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shinny1

[shin-ee] /ˈʃɪn i/
noun, plural shinnies.
1.
a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball, block of wood, or the like, and clubs curved at one end.
2.
the club used.
verb (used without object), shinnied, shinnying.
3.
to play shinny.
4.
to drive the ball at shinny.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; variant of shin ye, cry used in the game

shinny2

[shin-ee] /ˈʃɪn i/
verb (used without object), shinnied, shinnying.
1.
to shin:
He shinnied up the tree.
Origin
1850-55, Americanism; apparently derivative of shin1; source of -y is unclear
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Examples for shinny
  • The shinny areas are where water that has not been disturbed and where the surface tension of the water has been established.
  • Tell the parent that the teeth will not be white and shinny until the next day.
  • The chain had several shinny rub marks and nicks, indicating new abrasions.
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shinty

/ˈʃɪntɪ/
noun (pl) -ties, -nies
1.
a simple form of hockey of Scottish origin played with a ball and sticks curved at the lower end
2.
the stick used in this game
verb (intransitive) -ties, -tying, -tied (US and Canadian) -nies, -nying, -nied
3.
to play shinty
Word Origin
C17: possibly from Scottish Gaelic sinteag a pace, bound
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Word Origin and History for shinny
v.

"to climb a rope, pole, etc.," 1888, from use of shins and ankles to do so; see shin (n.). Earlier simply shin (1829). Related: Shinnied; shinnying.

n.

also shinney, primitive form of hockey, 1670s, perhaps from Gaelic sinteag "a bound, a leap." OED suggests origin from shin ye "the cry used in the game."

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Slang definitions & phrases for shinny

shinny

verb

To climb a rope, pole, wall, etc

[1888+; fr the use of shins and ankles in climbing a rope or pole]


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