Shingle oak
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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  • Shingle oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shingle Oak — Taxobox name = Shingle Oak image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Fagaceae genus = Quercus sectio = Lobatae species = Q. imbricaria binomial = Quercus imbricaria binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • shingle oak — malksninis ąžuolas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Quercus imbricaria), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Quercus imbricaria angl. shingle oak šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • shingle oak — noun small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having leaves that shine like laurel; wood is used in western states for shingles • Syn: ↑laurel oak, ↑Quercus imbricaria • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree * * * noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • shingle oak — an oak, Quercus imbricaria, yielding a wood used for shingles, clapboards, etc. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak — ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak apple — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak beauty — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak gall — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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