There are 2 definitions of shinny in English:

shinny1

Syllabification: shin·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈSHinē
 
/

verb (shinnies, shinnying, shinnied)

North American
another term for shin. he loved to shinny up that tree
More example sentences
  • She hadn't grown up on a horse ranch with four older brothers without learning a thing or two about hurdling fences, shinnying up trees and swinging out of barn lofts on old, fraying ropes.
  • At least shinnying up the nearest tree wasn't likely to damage his clothing, and tree-climbing came easily to an Indiana farm boy, as long as he didn't have to climb too high.
  • Sometimes you ran for the nearest tree and shinnied up it.

Origin

late 19th century: from the noun shin + -y2.

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There are 2 definitions of shinny in English:

shinny2

Syllabification: shin·ny
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈSHinē/
(also shinny hockey)

noun

North American
An informal form of ice hockey played especially by children, on the street or on ice: we used to play shinny on the canal with tin cans
More example sentences
  • You went down to a local pond, and you jumped into a game of shinny hockey and all five guys or six guys chased around the puck.
  • We are looking for boys and girls of all ages from across the Southeast interested in playing daytime shinny hockey (no formal teams) this summer.
  • While the big boys get the five-ring spotlight in Utah, the lads who didn't get a call to national service only can get up a game of shinny.

Origin

variant of shinty.

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