Meaning of SHINGLE in English


1. n. (in sing. or pl.) small rounded pebbles, esp. on a sea-shore.


shingly adj.

Etymology: 16th c.: orig. uncert. 2. n. & v.


1. a rectangular wooden tile used on roofs, spires, or esp. walls.

2 archaic a shingled hair. b the act of shingling hair.

3 US a small signboard, esp. of a doctor, lawyer, etc.

1. roof or clad with shingles.

2 archaic a cut (a woman's hair) very short. b cut the hair of (a person or head) in this way.

Etymology: ME app. f. L scindula, earlier scandula

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.