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"shingle" in British English

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shinglenoun

uk   /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl/
  • 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 (DISEASE)

shingles [U]
shingly
adverb uk   /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl.i/  us   /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl.i/ UK
covered in shingle: It was uncomfortable walking barefoot on the shingly beach.
(Definition of shingle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shingle" in American English

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shinglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃɪŋ·ɡəl/
a thin, flat piece of wood or other material, many of which are attached in rows to the outside of a roof or a wall
(Definition of shingle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shingle" in Business English

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shinglenoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of shingle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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