Geology. a sedimentary structure in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction.
a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings.
a woman’s close-cropped haircut.
Informal. a small signboard, especially as hung before a doctor’s or lawyer’s office.
verb (used with object), shingled, shingling.
to cover with shingles, as a roof.
to cut (hair) close to the head.
hang out one’s shingle, Informal. to establish a professional practice, especially in law or medicine; open an office.
have / be a shingle short, Australian Slang. to be mentally disturbed, mad, or eccentric.
verb (used with object), shingled, shingling. Metalworking.
to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible; knobble.
a thin rectangular tile, esp one made of wood, that is laid with others in overlapping rows to cover a roof or a wall
a woman’s short-cropped hairstyle
(US & Canadian) a small signboard or nameplate fixed outside the office of a doctor, lawyer, etc
(Austral, informal) a shingle short, unintelligent or mentally subnormal
to cover (a roof or a wall) with shingles
to cut (the hair) in a short-cropped style
coarse gravel, esp the pebbles found on beaches
a place or area strewn with shingle
(transitive) (metallurgy) to hammer or squeeze the slag out of (iron) after puddling in the production of wrought iron
shine up to someone
see: hang out one’s shingle
adjective 1. consisting of or covered with shingle.
noun, Buddhism. 1. a Japanese form of syncretistic Buddhism founded in the 9th century by Kūkai (a.d. 774–835) and stressing the oral transmission of mystic formulas from master to disciple.
noun, Sports. 1. a protective covering, usually of leather or plastic and often padded, for the shins and sometimes the knees, worn chiefly by catchers in baseball and goalkeepers in ice hockey.
adjective, shinier, shiniest. 1. bright or glossy in appearance. 2. filled with light, as by sunshine. 3. rubbed or worn to a glossy smoothness, as clothes. adjective shinier, shiniest 1. glossy or polished; bright 2. (of clothes or material) worn to a smooth and glossy state, as by continual rubbing