What does shingle mean?

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Noun
  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).
Verb
  1. (transitive) To cover with small, thin pieces of building material, with shingles.
  2. (transitive) To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, like shingles on a roof.
Verb
  1. (transitive, manufacturing) To hammer and squeeze material in order to expel cinder and impurities from it, as in metallurgy.
  2. To lash with a shingle.
Noun
  1. A punitive strap such as a belt, as used for severe spanking
  2. (by extension) Any paddle used for corporal punishment
Noun
  1. Small, smooth pebbles, as found on a beach.
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