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  Dictionary Definition of chins

chin
noun, verb, chinned, chinning.

-- noun
1. the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth.
2. the point of the lower jaw.
-- verb (t) Gymnastics
3. to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging), by bending the elbows; bring (oneself) to this position.
-- verb (i) Gymnastics
4. to perform the manoeuvre of chinning.
-- phrase
5. keep one's chin up, to remain cheerful, especially under stress.
6. take it on the chin, to take suffering or punishment stalwartly.
[ME; OE cin, c. G Kinn ]