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English definition of “shin splints”

shin splints

noun [plural] uk   us  
severe pains in your shin (= front part of the lower leg), happening especially to runners and other people who do exercise involving a lot of running or jumpingDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
(Definition of shin splints from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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