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shinty Line breaks: shinty
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪnti/

Definition of shinty in English:

noun (plural shinties)

[mass noun]
A Scottish twelve-a-side game resembling hockey, played with curved sticks and taller goalposts and derived from the Irish game of hurling.
Example sentences
  • Take Scottish shinty and Irish hurling and divvy up a fair compromise to create a composite set of rules incorporating both traditions finer points.
  • They are as different as rugby union and rugby league, shinty and hurling, Test match and one-day cricket.
  • Also, unlike shinty, hurling is a geographically inclusive game.


Mid 18th century (earlier as shinny): apparently from the cry shin ye, shin you, shin t' ye, used in the game, of unknown origin; compare with shinny2.

Words that rhyme with shinty

flinty, linty, minty
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