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shin·ny 1also shin·ney (shĭn′ē)
n. pl. shin·nies also shin·neys
1. Ice, street, or field hockey played informally with a ball, can, or similar object.
2. The stick used when playing this game.
[Probably from the phrase shin ye, a cry used in the game.]
intr.v. shin·nied, shin·ny·ing, shin·nies
To climb by shinning.
[Alteration of shin.]
n., pl. -nies, n.
1. a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball or the like, and clubs curved at one end.
2. the club used.v.i.
3. to play shinny.
4. to drive the ball at shinny.
[1665–75; variant of shin ye, cry used in the game]
v.i. -nied, -ny•ing.
to shin (usu. fol. by up): to shinny up a tree.
Past participle: shinnied
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|Noun||1.||shinny - a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck|
|Verb||1.||shinny - climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling|
climb - move with difficulty, by grasping