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shingle (n.1)

"thin piece of wood," c. 1200, scincle, from Late Latin scindula (also the source of German Schindel), altered (by influence of Greek schidax "lath" or schindalmos "splinter") from Latin scandula "roof tile," from scindere "to cut, rend, tear asunder, split; split up, part, divide, separate," from PIE *skind-, from root *skei- "to cut, split." Meaning "small signboard" is first attested 1842. Sense of "woman's short haircut" is from 1924; the verb meaning "to cut the hair so as to give the impression of overlapping shingles" is from 1857.

shingle (n.2)

"loose stones on a seashore," 1510s, probably related to Norwegian singl "small stones," or North Frisian singel "gravel," both said to be echoic of the sound of water running over pebbles.

shingle (v.)

"cover with shingles" (of houses), 1560s, from shingle (n.). Related: Shingled; shingling.

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Definitions of shingle from WordNet
1
shingle (n.)
building material used as siding or roofing;
Synonyms: shake
shingle (n.)
coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel);
shingle (n.)
a small signboard outside the office of a lawyer or doctor, e.g.;
2
shingle (v.)
cover with shingles;
shingle a roof
From wordnet.princeton.edu