1. A small, thin piece of building material, often with one end thicker than the other, for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building.
  2. A rectangular piece of steel obtained by means of a shingling process involving hammering of puddled steel.
  3. A small signboard designating a professional office; this may be both a physical signboard or a metaphoric term for a small production company (a production shingle).

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A punitive strap such as a belt, as used for severe spanking
  2. Any paddle used for corporal punishment

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. Small, smooth pebbles, as found on a beach.


  1. To cover with small, thin pieces of building material, with shingles.
  2. To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, like shingles on a roof.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To hammer and squeeze material in order to expel cinder and impurities from it, as in metallurgy.
  2. To lash with a shingle.
    ''The imp's bottom was shingled black and blue

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