shingle

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English scincle, from Latin scindula, an alteration, influenced by the Ancient Greek σχίδαξ 'lath' (compare σχίζα, σχίσμα, σχίζω), of the Latin scandula (roof tile), from scindere (to split), from Proto-Indo-European *sked- (to split).

Noun[edit]

shingle (plural shingles)

Shingle roof
  1. A small, thin piece of building material, often with one end thicker than the other, for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building.
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      I reached St. Asaph, [] where there is a very poor cathedral church covered with shingles or tiles.
  2. A rectangular piece of steel obtained by means of a shingling process involving hammering of puddled steel.
  3. A small signboard designating a professional office; this may be both a physical signboard or a metaphoric term for a small production company (a production shingle).
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Verb[edit]

shingle (third-person singular simple present shingles, present participle shingling, simple past and past participle shingled)

  1. (transitive) To cover with small, thin pieces of building material, with shingles.
  2. (transitive) To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, like shingles on a roof.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From dialectal French chingler (to strap, whip), from Latin cingula (girt, belt), from cingere (to girt)

Verb[edit]

shingle (third-person singular simple present shingles, present participle shingling, simple past and past participle shingled)

  1. (transitive, manufacturing) To hammer and squeeze material in order to expel cinder and impurities from it, as in metallurgy.
  2. To lash with a shingle.
    The imp's bottom was shingled black and blue

Noun[edit]

shingle (plural shingles)

  1. A punitive strap such as a belt, as used for severe spanking
  2. (by extension) Any paddle used for corporal punishment

Etymology 3[edit]

Probably cognate to the Norwegian singl (small stones) or the North Frisian singel (gravel), both imitative of the sound of water running over such pebbles.

Noun[edit]

shingle (uncountable)

  1. Small, smooth pebbles, as found on a beach.
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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Corpun.com, a specialized website on Corporal Punishments [1] & [2]

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