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Definition of "shinny" []

  • Ice, street, or field hockey played informally with a ball, can, or similar object. (noun)
  • The stick used when playing this game. (noun)
  • To climb by shinning. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shinny" in a sentence
  • "Love the chrysanthas in bud…looks like some kind of shinny metal…just wild."
  • "I suppose what I call "shinny" was really La Crosse."
  • "This was similar to the boys 'game of "shinny," or, as it is now more elegantly known, "polo," and the bat used was bent at the end, just as now."