Definition of nailer in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈneɪlə


1chiefly historical A maker of nails.
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  • The village of Cloone in 1901 was full of taillers, nailers, dress-makes and part-time farmers which the author recalls.
2A power tool for inserting nails.
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  • When nailing some of the denser woods with hand or air nailers, installers may encounter splitting tongues, as well as failure to secure the fastener even after repeated attempts.
  • Another interesting joinery detail is the use of angled supports through mortised and wedged into the end joists as nailers for the interior cornice.
  • All joints must be glued and the trim fastened with brads, preferably using pneumatic nailers, which leave very small fastener holes.



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  • By the time the War of 1812 cut off the shipment of nailrod, the nailery had ceased to be a profitmaking operation.
  • The nailery was quite profitable in its early years, supplying nails throughout Albemarle and Augusta counties.
  • Renovations to the house slowed, supplies for the nailery were disrupted, and he had to arrange for the sale of his crops through intermediaries.

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