shinney

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shinney a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shinney The game of hockey; -- so called because of the liability of the players to receive blows on the shin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
CF. Shindy

Usage

In literature:

The name "bandy" is sometimes applied also to shinney or shinty and in England it is also applied to our American game of ice hockey.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
She could spin tops, play "cat" and "shinney" as well as any of the boys.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
We had square dances, shinney-on-the-ice, wood tag.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
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In news:

Moe Leon, owner of the Novi restaurant Moe 's on Ten, stops by to greet regular customer Karen Shinney on Nov 19.
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