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“shingle” in British English

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uk /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈʃɪŋ.ɡəl/

shingle noun (SIGN)

[ C ] US a sign outside a building that says someone is running a business, especially a doctor or lawyer

hang (out) a/your shingle

to start running a business:

Dr James first hung his shingle in Oakland in the mid 1970s.
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 /ˈʃɪŋɡl/ us 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)