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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various painful conditions of the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle caused by inflammation of the surrounding muscles, frequently occurring among runners. Plural in construction but used with singular meaning.

Usage examples (12)
  • Girls are more likely to suffer chronic knee pain as well as shinsplints and stress fractures.
  • No shinsplints, no sweaty layers, no smiling at strangers regarding how "crazy" it is to "walk" everywhere.
  • Possible injuries include stress fractures, sprained ankles, tendinitis, damage to the growth plates in the feet, shinsplints and bunions.
  • We still used to call him "shinsplints" for more
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