from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A game derived from hurling, and resembling hockey, played in Scotland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Scotch game resembling hockey; also, the club used in the game.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as shinny.
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In fact, until I got here the only meaning I knew for "shinty" was that it's the Amharic word for "piss".
They also are competing against the game of shinty, which is extremely popular, even more than soccer in the Western part of Scotland.
Various venuesHebridean Celtic Festival, Stornoway, Wed to 16 JulCeltic music at a family-friendly festival also taking in street art and shinty sessions.
Rob was late, as usual, with a sports report on an intercounty shinty game.
"I lived at the Castle for a year, and had speech of her maybe once that I remember, when she called me to her chamber and gave me the raw side of her tongue for leading a game of shinty through her rose garden."
At the moment several screens showed horse races, one showed a Sumo bout, another a kick boxing event and another an Irish shinty game.
'How aboot the Blairlethen shinty team?' asked one of the welly brothers.
The name "bandy" is sometimes applied also to shinney or shinty and in
Two parties are opposed, the one driving the ball with sticks towards the goal, the other driving it in the opposite direction; in short, a game of shinty.
He lay hold on an oaken shinty stick that hung on the wall, property of the ferry-house landlord's son.