Definition for SHIN

SHIN, n. [Sax. scina, scyne, shin, and scin-ban, shin-bone; G. schiene, schiene-bein; D. scheen, scheen-been; Sw. skenben.]

The fore part of the leg, particularly of the human leg; the fore part of the crural bone, called tibia. This bone being covered only with skin, may be named from that circumstance; skin-bone; or it may be formed from the root of chine, edge.

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