Meaning of SHINGLE in English
— shingler , n.
/shing"geuhl/ , n. , v. , shingled, shingling .
1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings.
2. a woman's close-cropped haircut.
3. Informal. a small signboard, esp. as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.
4. have or be a shingle short , Australian Slang. to be mentally disturbed, mad, or eccentric.
5. hang out one's shingle , Informal. to establish a professional practice, esp. in law or medicine; open an office.
6. to cover with shingles, as a roof.
7. to cut (hair) close to the head.
[ 1150-1200; ME scincle, sc ( h ) ingle scindula lath, shingle (ME -g- appar. by assoc. with another unidentified word), L scandula (ML -i- perh. by assoc. with Gk schíza lath, splinter, or related words) ]
/shing"geuhl/ , n.
1. small, waterworn stones or pebbles such as lie in loose sheets or beds on a beach.
2. a beach, riverbank, or other area covered with such small pebbles or stones.
[ 1530-40; appar. var. of earlier chingle; cf. Norw singel small stones ]
/shing"geuhl/ , v.t., shingled, shingling . Metalworking.
to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible; knobble.
[ 1665-75; cingler to whip, beat zängeln, deriv. of Zange TONGS ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012