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Noun: shin  shin
  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
    - shin bone
     
  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
    - tibia, shinbone, shin bone
Verb: shin (shinned,shinning)  shin
  1. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    - clamber, scramble, shinny [N. Amer], skin, struggle, sputter

Derived forms: shinning, shins, shinned

Type of: alphabetic character, body part, climb, cut, cut of meat, leg bone, letter, letter of the alphabet

Part of: Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script, leg

Encyclopedia: Shin, Gunma