shiner: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (shī'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that shines.
  2. See(def. 1).
  3. any of various small American freshwater fishes having glistening scales, esp. a minnow.
  4. any of various silvery, marine fishes, as the menhaden or butterfish.
  5. a defect in silk or synthetic filament or fabric, produced either in the process of winding or as a result of shuttle friction and appearing on fabric as a shiny streak.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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