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shingle

noun shin·gle \ ˈshiŋ-gəl \

Definition of shingle

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 especially 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

Origin and Etymology of shingle

Middle English schingel, alteration of Old English scindel, from Medieval Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula


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shingle

verb

Definition of shingle

shingled; shingling play \ˈshiŋ-g(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
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

shingler

play \ˈshiŋ-g(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of shingle in a Sentence

  1. a house shingled with cedar

First Known Use of shingle

1562


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shingle

noun

Definition of shingle

1 : coarse rounded detritus or alluvial material especially on the seashore that differs from ordinary gravel only in the larger size of the stones
2 : a place strewn with shingle

shingly

play \ˈshiŋ-g(ə-)lē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of shingle

Middle English chyngell; akin to Middle Low German singel seashore gravel



SHINGLE Defined for English Language Learners

shingle

verb

Definition of shingle for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) with shingles


SHINGLE Defined for Kids

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shingle

noun shin·gle \ ˈshiŋ-gəl \

Definition of shingle for Students

1 : a small thin piece of building material for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building
2 : a small sign

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shingle

verb

Definition of shingle for Students

shingled; shingling
: to cover with shingles


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