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. 2005