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Shingle can refer to:

  • A flat covering element for a roof, including
    • Shake (roof), a wooden shingle that is made from split logs
    • Roof shingle, a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements
  • Shingle beach, especially in Western Europe, a beach composed of pebbles
  • Shingle, former name of Shingle Springs, California
  • Shingling (metallurgy), the process of consolidating iron or steel with a hammer during production
  • A small wooden platform, used for shingle dancing
  • Shingle-style house, a part of Queen Anne Style architecture
  • An alluvial material of flat slate stones with edges rounded by erosion, typically forming a shingle beach at the seashore
  • Herpes zoster ("shingles"), a disease of the nerves
  • Shingle back (Trachydosaurus rugosus), a species of skink found in Australia.
  • Shingle bob, a short hairstyle for women in the mid 1920s
  • In text mining, a contiguous subsequence of tokens in a document used to gauge syntactic similarity. A set of shingles comprise a w-shingling
  • Toast, in diner lingo
  • "Hanging out a shingle", a common legal phrase meaning to start one's own law firm

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