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Meaning of “shingle” in the English Dictionary

"shingle" in British English

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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 (SIGN)

[C] US a ​signoutside a ​building that says someone is ​running a ​business, ​especially a ​doctor or ​lawyerhang (out) a/your shingle to ​startrunning a ​business: Dr James first ​hung his shingle in Oakland in the mid 1970s.
  • shingle noun (DISEASE)

shingles [U] a ​diseasecaused by a ​virus that ​infectsparticularnerves and that ​produces a ​line or ​lines of ​painfulredspots, ​especially around the ​waist
shingly
adverb uk   us   /-ɡl̩.i/ UK
covered in shingle: It was ​uncomfortablewalkingbarefoot 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, ​flatpiece 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 ​independentadvisers 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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