Definition of coffin nail in English:

coffin nail

Syllabification: cof·fin nail


  • A cigarette.
    More example sentences
    • I myself am not a smoker, although I do occasionally indulge in a coffin nail before, say, a nerve-wracking public appearance.
    • Back in the first world war, cigarettes were known as coffin nails, even then.
    • Given that lung cancer kills more people each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined, it's easy to understand why cigarettes are sometimes referred to as coffin nails.

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