Definition of 'shingle'
Example sentences containing 'shingle'
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The sand and shingle beach is great for horse riding or a sunset stroll. The Sun (2015)Walking for any distance along shingle bank is punishing on the legs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The great shingle bank is rather tentatively attached to the land in the north. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We think existing flood defences could be repaired with clay and a shingle ridge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are also two sheltered shingle beaches and a small tidal island which can be climbed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Has a narrow strip of sandy beach as well as rocky areas with coves of shingle or sand beaches. Collins Traveller - MallorcaIts 150m shoreline switches from fine sand to shingle. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's protected by a huge shingle bank. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Today, the sea laps tamely over the shingle beach beside the tangle of narrow streets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The carpet feels like the shingle on Brighton beach. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After lunch or dinner, wander across the road to the shingle beach and watch the fishermen. The Sun (2016)These two plants hold together the sand and shingle - without them the whole peninsula could well disappear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A wide stretch of sand and shingle makes a good spot for beach games. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A narrow gut of shingle and sand leads out to sea for the swimmers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I had time to see a curve of beach, shingle below green grass. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)Standing clear of the cluster of converted railway carriages and huts that line the shingle shore, the tower has four storeys and two bedrooms. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There's almost a Mediterranean feel with its sweep of golden fine shingle surrounded by pines. The Sun (2014)You'll see it growing on shingle banks on the shores of southern England. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's just a shame that beach is shingle, rather than sand. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Deal, with its pier and long shingle beach, is eight miles away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cliffs, chalk grassland, shingle beach. A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)From the great shingle bank that runs south along the shoreline you can look out over the cold grey North Sea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. shingle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'shingle'
British English: shingle NOUN
Shingle is a mass of small rough pieces of stone on the shore of a sea or a river.
...a beach of sand and shingle.
Definition of shingle from the Collins English Dictionary
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