• WordNet 3.6
    • v shinny climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    • n shinny 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shinny The game of hockey or bandy-ball. See hockey.
    • n shinny The club used in this game.
    • shinny To play shinny; knock the ball at shinny.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shinny shin′i the game of bandy-ball or hockey.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Gael, sinteag, a bound.


In literature:

Shinny, such as is enjoyed by white boys on the ice, is still played on the open prairie by the western Sioux.
"Indian Boyhood" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
Here you, Louie, you shinny up there and get down a pair of them brown satin pumps, small size.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
You let your imagination shinny on the side of your desires for a few hours, and then you decide.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
With considerable difficulty he had shinnied up the table leg, and had hoisted himself over the awkwardly projecting table edge.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Now there lived in a town a few miles off a soldier who had three sons, fine youths and strong, and the best players at shinny in that country.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
To brother Bill fell shinny clubs and bats, marbles and a kite.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Mr. Pallzey looked with pity on the poor Nut who was out in the Hot Sun, getting himself all lathered up with One-Man Shinny.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Go there and ask for a little guy named Shinny.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
Shinny was de thing dat I like best.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The games they enjoyed most were "Shinny" and a game played on the ice in the winter.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various

In news:

Our daughter has a friend whose green job requires him to shinny up through the innards of 300-foot wind turbines, checking and adding components and wire.
The high chromium carbide count in the hardened area resists oxidation so the hard blade area stays shinny while the rest gets gray.
Shinny Hockey Club appreciates support.
Kenai Middle School and their Shinny Hockey Club would like to thank Rick Koch, Bob Frates, Dave Essert and the City of Kenai for their continued support and use of the skating rink.