Plural form of shingle.
Origin of Shingles
Middle English alteration (influenced by Old French cengles) (pl. of cengle shingles) (and by Old French sengle, single, chingle belt) of Medieval Latin cingulus (translation of Greek zōstēr girdle, shingles, from the fact that the inflammation often extends around the middle of the body) variant of Latin cingulum girdle from cingere to gird kenk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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