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shin•gle



Pronunciation: (shing'gul), [key]
n., v., -gled, -gling.


n.
1. 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.
2. a woman's close-cropped haircut.
3. Informal.a small signboard, esp. as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.
4. have or be a shingle short, Australian Slang.to be mentally disturbed, mad, or eccentric.
5. hang out one's shingle, Informal.to establish a professional practice, esp. in law or medicine; open an office.

v.t.
1. to cover with shingles, as a roof.
2. to cut (hair) close to the head.

shin•gle



Pronunciation: (shing'gul), [key]
n.
1. small, waterworn stones or pebbles such as lie in loose sheets or beds on a beach.
2. a beach, riverbank, or other area covered with such small pebbles or stones.

shin•gle



Pronunciation: (shing'gul), [key]
v.t., -gled, -gling. Metalworking.
to hammer or squeeze (puddled iron) into a bloom or billet, eliminating as much slag as possible; knobble.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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