Shinny meaning

shĭnē
To climb a rope, pole, etc. by using both hands and legs for gripping.
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Ice, street, or field hockey played informally with a ball, can, or similar object.
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The stick used when playing this game.
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To climb by shinning.
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A simple form of hockey, esp. as played by children.
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The curved stick or club used in this game.
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To play shinny.
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To climb in an awkward manner.
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(Canada) An informal game of pickup hockey played with minimal equipment: skates, sticks and a puck or ball.
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(Canada) Street hockey.
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(Canada, informal) Hockey.
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Moonshine (illegal alcohol)
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Origin of shinny

  • Probably from the phrase shin ye a cry used in the game

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of shin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shin n (noun) + -y.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variation of shinty.

    From Wiktionary