Definition of brad in English:


Syllabification: brad
Pronunciation: /brad


  • A small wire nail with a small, often asymmetrical head.
    More example sentences
    • Drive 5/8-in. brads through the plywood into the cleats.
    • Nails range from the smallest, thinnest brads to large, weighty spikes.
    • Almost all the squares are tacked to the wall at three corners with tiny brads; a fourth nail was evidently inserted and then removed, leaving a telltale hole.


late Middle English: from Old Norse broddr 'spike'.

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