Definitions

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

  • n. See tibia.

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  • n. The tibia.

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  • n. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

Etymologies

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From Middle English schinboon, schineboon, from Old English scinbān ("shin, shinbone"), equivalent to shin +‎ bone. Cognate with Dutch scheenbeen ("shinbone"), German Schienbein ("shinbone"), Danish skinneben ("shin, shinbone"), Swedish skenben ("shinbone").

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  • The shinbone's connected to the kneebone.

    August 17, 2009

  • Also, connected to the knee bone.

    August 15, 2009

  • A device for finding furniture in the dark. (via NPR's "Car Talk")

    August 15, 2009