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1. A thin oblong piece of material, such as wood or slate, that is laid in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a house or other building.
2. Informal A small signboard, as one indicating a professional office: After passing the bar exam, she hung out her shingle.
3. A woman's close-cropped haircut.
v.tr. shin·gled, shin·gling, shin·gles
1. To cover (a roof or building) with shingles.
2. To cut (hair) short and close to the head.
[Middle English, from Old English scindel, scingal, from Late Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula (influenced by scindere, to split).]
1. Beach gravel consisting of large smooth pebbles.
2. A stretch of shore or beach covered with such gravel.
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1. (Building) a thin rectangular tile, esp one made of wood, that is laid with others in overlapping rows to cover a roof or a wall
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a woman's short-cropped hairstyle
3. US and Canadian a small signboard or nameplate fixed outside the office of a doctor, lawyer, etc
4. a shingle short informal Austral unintelligent or mentally subnormal
5. (Building) to cover (a roof or a wall) with shingles
6. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to cut (the hair) in a short-cropped style
[C12 scingle, from Late Latin scindula a split piece of wood, from Latin scindere to split]
1. (Geological Science) coarse gravel, esp the pebbles found on beaches
2. (Physical Geography) a place or area strewn with shingle
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian singl pebbles, Frisian singel gravel]
(Metallurgy) (tr) metallurgy to hammer or squeeze the slag out of (iron) after puddling in the production of wrought iron
[C17: from Old French dialect chingler to whip, from chingle belt, from Latin cingula girdle; see cingulum]
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n., v. -gled, -gling. n.
1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usu. oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings.
2. a woman's short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped close to the head from below the crown to the nape.
3. a small signboard, esp. as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.v.t.
4. to cover with shingles, as a roof.
5. to cut (hair) close to the head.Idioms:
hang out one's shingle, to establish a professional practice, esp. in law or medicine.
[1150–1200; < Medieval Latin scindula lath, shingle (Middle English -g- appar. by association with another unidentified word), Latin scandula]
1. small, waterworn stones or pebbles lying loose esp. on a beach.
2. a beach, riverbank, or other area covered with such small pebbles or stones.
[1530–40; appar. variant of earlier chingle; compare Norwegian singel small stones]
v.t. -gled, -gling.
to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible.
[1665–75; < French cingler to whip, beat < German zängeln, derivative of Zange tongs]
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Shinglepebbles collectively, 1598—Wilkes.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: shingled
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|Noun||1.||shingle - building material used as siding or roofing|
building material - material used for constructing buildings
|2.||shingle - coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)|
|3.||shingle - a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.|
|Verb||1.||shingle - cover with shingles; "shingle a roof"|
roof - provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof
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حَصى ، حَصاة
1. (on beach) → guijarros mpl
2. (on roof) → tablilla f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(on beach) → galets mpl
(on roof) → bardeau m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= tile) → Schindel f; (US inf: = signboard) → Schild nt; to put up one’s shingle (US) → ein Geschäft eröffnen; (doctor, lawyer) → sich niederlassen
(= hairstyle) → Herrenschnitt m, → Bubikopf m
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
coarse gravel. There's too much shingle and not enough sand on this beach. gruis حَصى ، حَصاة чакъл seixo oblázky der Kies ral βότσαλοguijarro kivi-klibu تخته چوبي با سيماني pikkukivet cailloux שֶׁטָח אָבַנִים קְטָנות בַּחוֹף कंकड़ oblutak, šljunak nagyszemű kavics kerikil fjörumöl ghiaia, ciottoli 小石 조약돌, 자갈 aštrūs akmenukai oļi; rupja grants batu kerikil kiezelgrus, singel ostry żwir دړه، تخته، تراشه چې په بام كې كار كيږي seixo pietriş галька okruhliak, ploský kameň prod šindra [klapper]sten กรวดตามชายหาดหรือฝั่งแม่น้ำ çakıl taşı (海邊的) 砂礫,圓卵石 галька, голяк ساحل کے گھسے پتھر، سنگریزے đá cuội （布满海边的）小圆石
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