Meaning of SHINGLE in English


/ ˈʃɪŋgl; NAmE / noun


[ U ] a mass of small smooth stones on a beach or at the side of a river :

a shingle beach


[ C , U ] a small flat piece of wood that is used to cover a wall or roof of a building


[ C ] ( NAmE ) a board with a sign on it, in front of a doctor's or lawyer's office :

He hung out his own shingle (= started a business as a doctor or lawyer) .



sense 1 late Middle English : of unknown origin.

senses 2 to 3 Middle English (as a noun): apparently from Latin scindula , earlier scandula a split piece of wood.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.