[syn: tibia, shinbone, shin bone, shin]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shin \Shin\, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D.
scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen,
Sw. skenben. Cf. Chine.]
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.
"On his shin." --Chaucer.
2. (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails. --Knight.
Shin bone (Anat.), the tibia.
Shin leaf (Bot.), a perennial ericaceous herb (Pyrola
elliptica) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme
of greenish white flowers.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg [syn: shin,
2: the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg
between the knee and ankle [syn: tibia, shinbone, shin