Meaning of SHINGLE in English
■ noun a mass of small rounded pebbles, especially on a seashore.
ME: of unknown origin.
1》 a rectangular wooden tile used on walls or roofs.
2》 dated a woman's short haircut, tapering from the back of the head to the nape of the neck.
3》 N. Amer. a small signboard, especially one outside an office.
1》 roof or clad with ~s.
2》 dated cut (hair) in a ~.
hang out one's ~ N. Amer. begin to practise a profession.
ME: appar. from L. scindula , earlier scandula 'a split piece of wood'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004