shingle Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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shinglenoun

uk   us   /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡl̩/

shingle noun (STONES)

[U] small, round stones that cover a beach or the ground by the edge of a river: a shingle beach I love the noise of the waves on the shingle.

shingle noun (PIECE)

[C] a thin, flat tile usually made of wood, that is fixed in rows to make a roof or wall covering

shingle noun (DISEASE)

shingles [U] a disease caused by a virus that infects particular nerves and that produces a line or lines of painful red spots, especially around the waist
shingly
adverb uk   us   /-ɡl̩.i/
covered in shingle: It was uncomfortable walking barefoot on the shingly beach.
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