Definitions

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  • n. The game of hockey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The game of hockey; -- so called because of the liability of the players to receive blows on the shin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

From shindy, from the likelihood of players banging their shins. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When we had nothing else to do in the way of enjoyment we played the game of "shinney" - a game that gave great pleasure to us all.

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  • In the woodpile he noticed "shinny-sticks" where their owners had put them for safe-keeping – he knew all the "hidie-holes," though it was years and years since he had played "shinney" here.

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  • Every one resident in the midland counties must be acquainted with the word _nog_, applied to the wooden ball used in the game of "shinney," the corresponding term of which, _nacket_, holds in parts of Scotland, where also a short, corpulent person is called a _nuget_.

    Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

  • "shinney-sticks" where their owners had put them for safe-keeping -- he knew all the "hidie-holes," though it was years and years since he had played "shinney" here.

    The Second Chance

  • After that get some quic blue (like a majic marker) to put on the shinney metal inside the notch exposed by the filing.

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  • It would no doubt surprise the reader, and no less so our Honorable Secretary of the Navy, should I say that I have seen George Washington, John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, Rip Van Winkle, Allen G. Thurman and Hillary Herbert engaged together in a game of shinney.

    Naming the Indians

  • Hockey is usually played on the ice by players on skates, although, like the old game of shinney, it may be played on any level piece of ground.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

  • The name "bandy" is sometimes applied also to shinney or shinty and in

    Outdoor Sports and Games

  • Horace was not strong enough to play baseball, and his mamma had forbidden him to play shinney, so he always stayed with the girls at recess, which was often very inconvenient when Elizabeth and Rosie wanted to teeter by themselves or stay indoors and tell secrets.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • Page 18 problems and long memoriter lessons, cast a shadow across my happy life on the farm; but even these had their compensation in baseball or shinney at recess and during the long noon intermission.

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  • More commonly spelled shinny (q.v.).

    September 6, 2010