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Noun shiner has 4 senses
  1. shiner, black eye - a bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    --1 is a kind of bruise, contusion
  2. shiner - something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)
    --2 is a kind of
    object, physical object
    --2 has particulars: twinkler
    Derived form: verb shine1
  3. common mackerel, shiner, Scomber scombrus - important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales
    --3 is a kind of mackerel
    --3 is a member of Scomber, genus Scomber
    --3 has parts: mackerel
  4. shiner - any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
    --4 is a kind of
    cyprinid, cyprinid fish
    --4 has particulars:
     emerald shiner, Notropis atherinoides; common shiner, silversides, Notropis cornutus; golden shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas
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