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shin

Pronunciation: /ʃɪn/

Translation of shin in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] espinilla (feminine), canilla (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) shin guard/pad espinillera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Children commonly fall and scrape or bruise the skin covering anterior parts of the body such as the shins, knees, hands, elbows, nose, periorbital area and forehead.
    • Work on flexibility everyday, particularly around your hips, thighs, knees, shins and especially your feet.
    • There are pieces of armor around her wrists, elbows, knees, thighs and shins.
    1.2 (of beef) (British English/inglés británico) jarrete (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • For my main course, I had the fillet of Aberdeen beef, with braised shin and green vegetables, served on a bed of creamed celeriac and Madeira sauce.
    • Brian sauntered past his meat cases, into a back room where an employee hacked away at shins of beef, and through the door of his meat refrigerator.
    • For beef, good casserole cuts are shin, brisket, neck, topside, thick flank or shoulder.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-nn-)

  • he shinned up the tree se trepó al árbol she shinned down the rope se deslizó por la cuerda

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