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Definition of shin:

  1. A fish plate for rails.
  2. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.
  3. To climb ( a pole, etc.) by shinning up.
  4. To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; - used with up; as, to shin up a mast.
  5. To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank.


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