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shingle

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈʃɪŋɡl/ US
a sign outside the house or office of a doctor, lawyer, or other professional: A shingle hangs from his mail-box.
hang (out/up) a shingle to advertise your services or to start a business as a professional : Several independent advisers have hung a shingle on the internet. The two lawyers hung out their shingle in Miami in 1987.
Translations of “shingle”
in Spanish guijarro…
in French (gros) cailloux…
in German der Kies…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石頭, (海灘或河岸上的)卵石, 沙礫…
in Russian галька…
in Turkish çakıl, çakıl taşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石头, (海滩或河岸上的)卵石…
in Polish kamyki…
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