Meaning of SHINGLE in English

SHINGLE

~ 1

■ noun a mass of small rounded pebbles, especially on a seashore.

Derivatives

shingly adjective

Origin

ME: of unknown origin.

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~ 2

■ noun

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.

■ verb

1》 roof or clad with ~s.

2》 dated cut (hair) in a ~.

Phrases

hang out one's ~ N. Amer. begin to practise a profession.

Origin

ME: appar. from L. scindula , earlier scandula 'a split piece of wood'.

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