verb (shinnies, shinnying, shinnied)
North American 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.
(also shinny hockey)
noun[mass noun] North American
An informal form of ice hockey played especially by children, on the street or on ice, often with a ball or other object in place of a puck.
- 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.
variant of shinty.