SHIN'GLE, noun [Gr.; Latin scinkula, from scindo.]
1. A thin board sawed or rived for covering buildings. Shingles are of different lengths, with one end much thinner than the other for lapping. They are used for covering roofs and sometimes the body of the builking.
2. Round gravel, or a collection of roundish stones.
The plain of La Crau in France, is composed of shingle. Pinkerton.
3. Shingles, plural [Latin cingulum, ] a kind of tetter or herpes which spreads around the body like a girdle; an eruptive disease.
SHIN'GLE, verb transitive To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.