—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.
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.
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.