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 for shin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shin \Shin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shinning.]
     1. To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it
        alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps,
        spurs, or the like; -- used with up; as, to shin up a
        mast. [Slang]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as
        for the payment of one's notes at the bank. [Slang, U.S.]
        --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shin \Shin\, v. t.
     To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shin \Shin\, n. [OE. shine, schine, AS. scina; akin to D.
     scheen, OHG. scina, G. schiene, schienbein, Dan. skinnebeen,
     Sw. skenben. Cf. Chine.]
     1. The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge
        of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.
        "On his shin." --Chaucer.
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     2. (Railbroad) A fish plate for rails. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Shin bone (Anat.), the tibia.
  
     Shin leaf (Bot.), a perennial ericaceous herb ({Pyrola
        elliptica) with a cluster of radical leaves and a raceme
        of greenish white flowers.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shin
      n 1: the front part of the human leg between the knee and the
           ankle
      2: a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg [syn: shin,
         shin bone]
      3: the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      4: the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg
         between the knee and ankle [syn: tibia, shinbone, shin
         bone, shin]
      v 1: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: clamber,
           scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle,
           sputter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "shin":
     ankle, bayonet legs, bowlegs, calf, clamber, clamber up, climb,
     climb over, climb up, cnemis, dash, drumstick, escalade, foreleg,
     gamb, gambrel, gigot, ham, hind leg, hock, jamb, knee, leg, limb,
     mount, podite, popliteal space, ramp, run, scale,
     scale the heights, scamper, scissor-legs, scoot, scrabble up,
     scramble up, scurry, shank, shin up, shinny, sprint, stems,
     struggle up, stumps, surmount, tarsus, trotters, upclimb
  
  

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