Definition of shin bone in English:

shin bone


  • The tibia.

    • ‘Shin splints describes the pain and discomfort a runner feels on either side of the shin bone, called the tibia.’
    • ‘Also known as the shin bone, the tibia is the more medial bone and carries most of the weight transmitted between the femur and foot.’
    • ‘The car accident had resulted with a broken shin bone on his right leg.’
    • ‘I have recently in the last year to year and a half noticed I have on my right shin bone, a perfect triangular shaped scar.’
    • ‘Much examining of knees last week after the claims that you can tell the age of a woman just by looking at the joint between the shin bone and the thigh bone.’
    • ‘One shin bone (the right one) is straight and smooth, but if you run your hand along the other you can feel a dip.’
    • ‘I was less easy to pick on than Lewis was, perhaps, because I might kick you hard enough to break your shin bone.’
    • ‘But she has been left with no shin bone in her left leg, which was completely mangled in the accident.’
    • ‘His shin bone was all twisted out at a peculiar angle, and there was blood staining the cloth of his pants.’
    • ‘He also broke his shin bone and has had his ankle plated and pinned.’
    • ‘Your knee joint is made up of the ends of the thigh bone and shin bone, which normally glide over each other smoothly because they are covered by smooth articular cartilage.’
    • ‘I have 80-90 steel pins all up my shin bones, my leg and my knee and God knows how many stitches.’
    • ‘She had broken her shin bone and fractured the inside of her ankle and heel.’
    • ‘The study relied instead on smaller solid bones, including ribs and shin bones.’


shin bone

/ˈʃɪn ˌbəʊn/