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Meaning of SHINGLE

Pronunciation:  'shinggul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.
  2. [n]  coarse beach gravel of small water-worn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
  3. [n]  building material used as siding or roofing
  4. [v]  cover with shingles; "shingle a roof"

SHINGLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: shake
 See Also: building material, crushed rock, gravel, roof, sign, signboard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shin"gle\, n. [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse
    gravel, small round stones.] (Geol.)
    Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a
    collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the
    seashore and elsewhere.
  2. \Shin"gle\, n. [OE. shingle, shindle, fr. L. scindula,
    scandula; cf. scindere to cleave, to split, E. shed, v.t.,
    Gr. ???, ???, shingle, ??? to slit.]
    1. A piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one
       end thinner than the other, -- used in covering buildings,
       especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping
       the thin ends of the row below.
             I reached St. Asaph, . . . where there is a very
             poor cathedral church covered with shingles or
             tiles.                                --Ray.
    2. A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's
       shingle. [Jocose, U. S.]
    {Shingle oak} (Bot.), a kind of oak ({Quercus imbricaria})
       used in the Western States for making shingles.
  3. \Shin"gle\, v. t. [imp. &. p. p. {Shingled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Shingling}.]
    1. To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.
             They shingle their houses with it.    --Evelyn.
    2. To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all
       over the head, as shingles on a roof.
  4. \Shin"gle\, v. t.
    To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron
    from the pudding furnace.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Beach or streambed cover of flat pebbles or small cobbles in a thin and fairly uniform layer.