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English definition of “shingle”

shingle

noun (DISEASE)    /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡl̩/
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 waistDisorders of muscles and the nervous systemSkin complaints and blemishes shingly     /-ɡl̩.i/ adverb covered in shingle: It was uncomfortable walking barefoot on the shingly beach.Coasts and beachesBays and gulfs
(Definition of shingle noun (DISEASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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