cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

What is the name of?

Community Veteran
Posts: 3,827
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎24-09-2008

What is the name of?

The sign board erected by an estate agent outside a property for sale or let.
I've always thought it to be a 'shingle' as in 'hang out the shingle' used by various professions. I mentioned this to an estate agent on Saturday as in 'the wind must have damaged a lot of your shingles' who admitted he called it a 'for sale board', never heard it called a shingle.
2 REPLIES
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 27,328
Thanks: 1,891
Fixes: 173
Registered: ‎14-04-2007

Re: What is the name of?

Shingle
Quote
Informal. a small signboard, especially as hung before a doctor's or lawyer's office.

Quote
hang out one's shingle, Informal. to establish a professional practice, especially in law or medicine; open an office.

Can't say as I've heard it called anything specific.

Customer and Forum Moderator. Windows 10 Firefox 63.0.3 (64-bit)

Community Veteran
Posts: 1,811
Thanks: 51
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎08-10-2010

Re: What is the name of?