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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Any of various painful conditions of the shins caused by inflammation of the surrounding muscles, frequently occurring among runners.

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  • n. Plural form of shin splint.
  • n. Inflammation of muscles around the shins.

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

  • n. painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners


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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    noun plural but singular or plural in construction
    Date: circa 1930
    : injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or their fasciae caused by repeated minimal traumas (as by running)

    February 4, 2008