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1. One that shines, as a star, jewel, or coin.
2. Slang A black eye: got a real shiner from stumbling into the door.
a. Any of numerous small, often silvery North American freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially one of the genus Notropis.
b. Any of various other small silvery fishes.
1. something that shines, such as a polishing device
2. (Animals) any of numerous small North American freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Notropis and related genera, such as N. cornutus (common shiner) and Notemigonus crysoleucas (golden shiner)
3. (Animals) a popular name for the mackerel
4. informal a black eye
5. old-fashioned informal NZ a vagrant or tramp
1. Informal. black eye (def. 1).
2. any of various small American freshwater fishes having glistening scales, esp. a minnow.
3. a person or thing that shines.
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|Noun||1.||shiner - a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye|
|2.||shiner - something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)|
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
twinkler - an object that emits or reflects light in an intermittent flickering manner
|3.||shiner - important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales|
mackerel - any of various fishes of the family Scombridae
mackerel - flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
|4.||shiner - any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis|
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
emerald shiner, Notropis atherinoides - small blunt-nosed fish of Great Lakes and Mississippi valley with a greenish luster