Shingle

Definition of Shingle

Shin´gle
n.1.(Geol.) Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.
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.
Shingle oak
(Bot.) a kind of oak (Quercus imbricaria) used in the Western States for making shingles.
v. t.1.To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.
[imp. & p. p. Shingled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shingling .]
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.
1.To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace.

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