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  • v. Present participle of shingle.
  • n. The act of covering with shingles.
  • n. Shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles.
  • n. The process of expelling scoriae and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the production of wrought iron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of covering with shingles; shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles.
  • n. The process of expelling scoriæ and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the production of wrought iron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of covering with shingles, or a covering of shingles.
  • n. In metallurgy, the act or process of squeezing iron in the course of puddling. See shingle, verb, 3. Also called blooming.
  • n. In geology, the arrangement of flat pebbles or boulders in such a manner that they overlap like shingles. It is especially marked in the coarse gravel of a beach (shingle) or on the bottom of a swift river, and may be detected in conglomerates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
  • n. the laying on of shingles

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  • "In geology, the arrangement of flat pebbles or boulders in such a manner that they overlap like shingles. It is especially marked in the coarse gravel of a beach (shingle) or on the bottom of a swift river, and may be detected in conglomerates."

    --CD&C

    March 6, 2012