Shin"gle (?), n. [Prob. from Norw. singl, singling, coarse gravel, small round stones.] Geol.

Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.

 

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Shin"gle, n. [OE. shingle, shindle, fr. L. scindula, scandula; cf. scindere to cleave, to split, E. shed, v.t., Gr. , , shingle, to slit.]

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.

[Jocose, U. S.]

Shingle oak Bot., a kind of oak (Quercus imbricaria) used in the Western States for making shingles.

 

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Shin"gle, v. t. [imp. &. p. p. Shingled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shingling (?).]

1.

To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.

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.

 

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Shin"gle, v. t.

To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace.

 

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