shingle
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl/
Noun

shingle (plural shingles)

  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 rectangular piece of steel obtained by means of a shingling process involving hammering of puddled steel.
  3. 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).
Translations Translations Verb

shingle (shingles, present participle shingling; past and past participle shingled)

  1. (transitive) To cover with small, thin pieces of building material, with shingles.
  2. (transitive) To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, like shingles on a roof.
Translations
  • Italian: ricoprire con tegole
  • Portuguese: telhar, entelhar
  • Spanish: techar
Verb

shingle (shingles, present participle shingling; past and past participle shingled)

  1. (transitive, manufacturing) To hammer and squeeze material in order to expel cinder and impurities from it, as in metallurgy.
  2. (transitive) To beat with a shingle.
Noun

shingle (plural shingles)

  1. A punitive strap such as a belt.
  2. (by extension) Any paddle used for corporal punishment.
Noun

shingle

  1. Small, smooth pebbles, as found on a beach.
    • 1867, Matthew Arnold
      And naked shingles of the world.
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