Definition of Shinbone

1. Noun. The inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle.

Exact synonyms: Shin, Shin Bone, Tibia
Group relationships: Leg
Generic synonyms: Leg Bone
Derivative terms: Tibial

Definition of Shinbone

1. Noun. (anatomy) The tibia. ¹

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Definition of Shinbone

1. the tibia [n -S] - See also: tibia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shinbone

shimpan bucho
shimpan fukubucho
shin bone
shin guard
shin pad
shin pads
shin splint
shin splints
shinbone (current term)
shindesi kensa
shine-dalgarno sequence
shine at
shine up

Literary usage of Shinbone

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1. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1847)
"The total length of outcrop of Red Mountain formation along shinbone Ridge in ... The rocks that form shinbone Ridge are, in their normal ascending sequence ..."

2. Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, at the by National Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.). Session (1887)
"... THE CHILDREN OF "shinbone ALLEY." BY REV. RW HILL, DD The saving of children from vice and crime is one of the most important ot public duties ; for is ..."

3. Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1900)
"... Ground—"If I'd only Stuck to Sunday School " — Dark and Dirty Pell Street — Five-Cent Lodging-Houses — shinbone Alley At Three o'clock in the Morning —A ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"... a piece of armour for the arm or thigh; schienbein, the shinbone, so called from its sharp edge like a splint of wood. The analogous bone in a horse is ..."

5. Intermittent fever by Phineas Parkhurst Wells (1891)
"Lower extremities—heat on the hips ; in the hip joint ;• on the buttock; the thighs; knees; legs; shinbone ; on the calf; ankle; the feet ; proceeding from ..."

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