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Definition of shingle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a small, flat piece of wood that is used to cover a wall or roof of a building
  2. 2[uncountable] a mass of small smooth stones on a beach or at the side of a river a shingle beach
  3. Idioms
    hang out your (own) shingle
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    to start a business as a doctor, lawyer, or other professional
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