What does the word shin mean?

Usage examples for shin

  1. And I send orders for bread and meat and wood to the family, who would break the shin- bones of the first comer if I bid them. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  2. Fortunately the spikes at the ends of them were from me, and I received no injury, except a severe blow on the shin; and as I stopped a moment to rub it, I thought that I heard a cry from the direction of old Nanny's house; but the wind was very high, and I was not certain. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat