Shingle
Shingle Shin"gle, n. [OE. shingle, shindle, fr. L. scindula, scandula; cf. scindere to cleave, to split, E. shed, v. t., Gr. ???, ???, shingle, ??? to slit.] 1. A piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one end thinner than the other, -- used in covering buildings, especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping the thin ends of the row below. [1913 Webster]

I reached St. Asaph, . . . where there is a very poor cathedral church covered with shingles or tiles. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's shingle. [Jocose, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Shingle oak} (Bot.), a kind of oak ({Quercus imbricaria}) used in the Western States for making shingles. [1913 Webster]


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