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shin·ny 1

also 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.]

shin·ny 2

intr.v. shin·nied, shin·ny·ing, shin·nies
To climb by shinning.

[Alteration of shin.]
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Noun1.shinney - 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
field hockey, hockey - a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
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