shingle1 [shiŋ′gəl]
[prob. < Scand, as in Norw singel, akin to MDu singele, coastal detritus < ?] Chiefly Brit.
1. large, coarse, waterworn gravel, as found on a beach
2. an area, as a beach, covered with this
shingle2 [shiŋ′gəl]
[ME schingel, prob. altered < OE scindel, akin to OS scindula < WGmc borrowing < L scindula, later form of scandula, shingle < IE * (s)k(h)end-, to split, extension of base * sek-, to cut > SAW1]
1. a thin, wedge-shaped piece of wood, slate, etc. laid with others in a series of overlapping rows as a covering for roofs and the sides of houses
2. a woman's short haircut in which the hair over the nape is shaped close to the head
3. Informal a small signboard, esp. that which a physician or lawyer hangs outside his or her office
shingled, shingling
1. to cover (a roof, etc.) with shingles
2. to cut (hair) in shingle style
shingle3 [shiŋ′gəl]
shingled, shingling [< Fr dial. (Picardy) chingler, var. of Fr cingler, to strike with a flexible rod, ult. < L cingula: see CINGULUM]
to work on (puddled iron) by hammering and squeezing it to remove impurities

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