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Definition of "shiner" [shin•er]

  • One that shines, as a star, jewel, or coin. (noun)
  • Slang A black eye: got a real shiner from stumbling into the door. (noun)
  • Any of numerous small, often silvery North American freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially one of the genus Notropis. (noun)
  • Any of various other small silvery fishes. (noun)

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 "shiner" in a sentence
  • "Yes | No | Report from creswell wrote 4 weeks 4 days ago whatever sized shiner is appropriate for the fish your targeting on the smallest jig to reach the desired depth, also jigs tied with marabou has been succesful in the past"
  • "I hope you are feeling well and that your shiner is fading."
  • "Even the guy with the shiner is having an absolute blast!"