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  Dictionary Definition of shin

shin
noun, verb, shinned, shinning.

-- noun
1. the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle.
2. the lower part of the foreleg in cattle; the metacarpal bone.
3. the shinbone or tibia, especially its sharp edge or front portion.
4. a cut of beef, usually used for stewing.
-- verb (t), verb (i)
5. to climb by holding fast with the hands or arms and legs and drawing oneself up.
[ME s ( c ) hine, OE scinu, c. D scheen, G Schienbein ]