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nailhead

Syllabification: nail·head
Pronunciation: /ˈnālˌhed
 
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Definition of nailhead in English:

noun

1The rounded head of a nail.
Example sentences
  • This is a matter of personal preference, although adhesive has the advantage of eliminating visible nailheads and reducing nail pops.
  • Slip the flange of the roof cap under the shingles above it, nail it to the roof, and seal the nailheads with roofing cement.
  • Too often chips fly from steel chisels, or nailheads break off.
1.1An ornament like the head of a nail, used chiefly in architecture and on clothing.
Example sentences
  • In the 17th century, nail heads were considered as decorative and were arranged in ornamental patterns.
  • Press the nail heads, pearl studs and other embellishments of your choice into the uncured Gold and Copper clays surrounding the image transfers.
  • The addition of bakeable embellishments such as pearls, charms and nail heads completes the effect.

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