Meaning of SHINGLE in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English chyngell; akin to Middle Low German singel seashore gravel

Date: 15th century

1 : coarse rounded detritus or alluvial material especially on the seashore that differs from ordinary gravel only in the larger size of the stones

2 : a place strewn with shingle

– shin · gly \ -g( ə -)l ē \ adjective

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