[ UK /ʃˈɪŋɡə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɪŋɡəɫ/ ]
  1. cover with shingles
    shingle a roof
  1. a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.
  2. coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)
  3. building material used as siding or roofing
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How To Use shingle In A Sentence

  • Therefore, if the vaccine afforded protection for life, there would be a very strong argument in favor of universal vaccination - no chicken pox and no shingles.
  • Walking for any distance along shingle bank is punishing on the legs. Times, Sunday Times
  • For a moment I feared I was going to drown as I lay pole-axed on the shingle, but scrambled free in time. Country diary: Western Cumbria
  • Half-pipe, tan shingles created a beautiful tessellation on the roof - one Theorton considered if he were ever to purchase his own home some time.
  • Rapping the knife with a baton, split a thin shingle from the side of a dry wood block. Basic Knife Skills by Field & Stream's Keith McCafferty
  • Nobody ever gets shingles or quinsy, or mumps in a novel.
  • It's protected by a huge shingle bank. Times, Sunday Times
  • Standing clear of the cluster of converted railway carriages and huts that line the shingle shore, the tower has four storeys and two bedrooms. Times, Sunday Times
  • A small wood shingled A frame, it was solidly encased by trees, hidden from view.
  • The shingles are no great problem; I've shaken hands on a deal to have the house and garage roof replaced in the autumn and if I get a major leak before then all I need do is make a call and they'll hop on over with a large blue tarpaulin.
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