Meaning of SHINGLE in English



Pronunciation: ' shi ŋ -g ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English schingel, alteration of Old English scindel, from Medieval Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula

Date: 13th century

1 : 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

2 : a small signboard especially designating a professional office ― used chiefly in the phrase hang out one's shingle

3 : a woman's haircut with the hair trimmed short from the back of the head to the nape

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.