◄ Shingle ►

1. (n.) Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.

2. (n.) A piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one end thinner than the other, -- used in covering buildings, especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping the thin ends of the row below.

3. (n.) A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's shingle.

4. (v. t.) To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.

5. (v. t.) To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof.

6. (v. t.) To subject to the process of shingling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace.

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