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Meaning of shingle

shin•gle

Pronunciation: (shing'gul), [key]
— n., v., -gled, -gling.
—n.
  1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings.
  2. a woman's close-cropped haircut.
  3. a small signboard, esp. as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.
  4. to be mentally disturbed, mad, or eccentric.
  5. to establish a professional practice, esp. in law or medicine; open an office.
—v.t.
  1. to cover with shingles, as a roof.
  2. to cut (hair) close to the head.

shin•gle

Pronunciation: (shing'gul), [key]
— n.
  1. small, waterworn stones or pebbles such as lie in loose sheets or beds on a beach.
  2. a beach, riverbank, or other area covered with such small pebbles or stones.

shin•gle

Pronunciation: (shing'gul), [key]
— -gled, -gling.
  1. to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible; knobble.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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