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shin·gle 1

1. A thin oblong piece of material, such as wood or slate, that is laid in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a house or other building.
2. Informal A small signboard, as one indicating a professional office: After passing the bar exam, she hung out her shingle.
3. A woman's close-cropped haircut. shin·gled, shin·gling, shin·gles
1. To cover (a roof or building) with shingles.
2. To cut (hair) short and close to the head.

[Middle English, from Old English scindel, scingal, from Late Latin scindula, alteration of Latin scandula (influenced by scindere, to split).]

shin′gler n.

shin·gle 2

1. Beach gravel consisting of large smooth pebbles.
2. A stretch of shore or beach covered with such gravel.

[Middle English.]

shin′gly adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shingling - (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same directionshingling - (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
2.shingling - the laying on of shingles; "shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
building, construction - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
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Buttoning up the roof is the final prep step before shingling.
A These ugly, dark streaks on an asphalt shingle roof are not a defect in the shingles or a sign of a bad shingling job.
Most pros use this line to begin shingling, working left and right toward the rakes.