1 building material used as siding or roofing [syn: shake]
2 coarse beach gravel of small water-worn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
3 a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g. v : cover with shingles; "shingle a roof"
Etymology 1From scindula, an alteration influenced by the σχίδαξ (lath, cf. σχίζα, σχίσμα, σχίζω) of the scandula (roof tile) < scindere (to split) < Proto-Indo-European base *sked- (to split).
- 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.
- A rectangular piece of steel obtained by means of a shingling process involving hammering of puddled steel.
- A small signboard designating a professional office; this may be both a physical signboard or a metaphoric term for a small production company (a production shingle).
Etymology 2Probably cognate to the singl (small stones) or the North Frisian singel (gravel), both imitative of the sound of water running over such pebbles.
small, smooth pebbles
- Albanian: guralecë
Shingle can refer to:
- A flat covering element for a roof, including
- Shingle beach, especially in Western Europe, a beach composed of pebbles
- Shingling (metallurgy), the process of consolidating iron or steel with a hammer during production
- A small wooden platform, used for shingle dancing
- Shingle-style house, a part of Queen Anne Style architecture
- Herpes zoster ("shingles"), a disease of the nerves
- Shingle back (Trachydosaurus rugosus), a species of skink found in Australia.
- Shingle bob, a short hairstyle for women in the mid 1920s
- In text mining, a contiguous subsequence of tokens in a document used to gauge syntactic similarity. A set of shingles comprise a w-shingling
- Toast, in diner lingo
shingle in German: Schindel
shingle in Serbian: Плочица
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