Meaning of SHINGLE in English


[] n [ME schingel] (13c) 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 esp. 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

[2]shingle vt shin.gled ; shin.gling (1562) 1: to cover with or as if with shingles

2: to bob and shape (the hair) in a shingle

3: to lay out or arrange so as to overlap -- shin.gler n [3]shingle n [prob. of Scand origin; akin to Norw singel coarse gravel] (15c) 1: coarse rounded detritus or alluvial material esp. on the seashore that differs from ordinary gravel only in the larger size of the stones

2: a place strewn with shingle -- shin.gly adj

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