What does the word shingle mean?

Usage examples for shingle

  1. From the kitchen chimney, after a blast more violent than any that had gone before, a red spark issued, was whirled upward and beaten against the shingle roof of the barn, swept clean of snow. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  2. It was not shingle, for it was smooth when he touched it, but a minute or two passed before he realized that he was lying in the sternsheets of the gig. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. A big sea canoe lay drawn up not far away, and one of its copper- skinned Siwash owners lounged on the shingle, stolidly watching the white men. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss