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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
  • n. A corresponding bone in other vertebrates. Also called shinbone.
  • n. The fourth division of an insect's leg, between the femur and the tarsi.
  • n. Music An ancient flute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.
  • n. A segment of an insect's leg.
  • n. A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The inner, or preaxial, and usually the larger, of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.
  • n. The fourth joint of the leg of an insect. See Illust. under Coleoptera, and under Hexapoda.
  • n. A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In organ-building, a stop of the open diapason species, with pipes of an exceptionally broad scale, giving a full, powerful tone. Different varieties are known by specific names, as tibia plena, tibia profonda, etc.
  • n. In anatomy and zoology, the inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the crus, or lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle; the shin-bone of man.
  • n. In ornithology, the tibiotarsus. In some birds, as the loon, the tibia develops an immense apophysis which projects far above the knee-joint. See also cuts under Dromæus and tibiotarsus.
  • n. That segment of the hind limb which extends from the knee to the ankle; the part of the leg corresponding to the extent of the tibia; the crus; the drumstick of a fowl: used especially in ornithology.
  • n. In entomology, the fourth and penultimate joint of the leg, between the femur and the tarsus.
  • n. An ancient variety of flageolet, or direct flute, single or double. See flute, 1 .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

Etymologies

Latin tībia, pipe, shinbone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin (Wiktionary)

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