Definition for SHIN'GLE

SHIN'GLE, n. [G. schindel; Gr. σχινδαλμος; L. scindula, from scindo, to divide, G. scheiden.]

  1. A thin board sawed or rived for covering buildings. Shingles are of different lengths, with one end made much thinner than the other for lapping. They are used for covering roofs and sometimes the body of the building.
  2. Round, water-worn and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, on shores and coasts. The plain of La Crau in France, is composed of shingle. – Pinkerton.

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