Meaning of SHINGLE in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English schingel, alteration of Old English scindel, from Medieval Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula Date: 13th century a small thin piece of building material often with one end thicker than the other for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building, a small signboard especially designating a professional office, a woman's haircut with the hair trimmed short from the back of the head to the nape, II. transitive verb (~d; shingling) Date: 1562 to cover with or as if with ~s, to bob and shape (the hair) in a ~, to lay out or arrange so as to overlap, ~r noun III. noun Etymology: Middle English chyngell; akin to Middle Low German singel seashore gravel Date: 15th century coarse rounded detritus or alluvial material especially on the seashore that differs from ordinary gravel only in the larger size of the stones, a place strewn with ~, shingly adjective

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