A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together or to serve as a hook
a large blackboard was nailed to the wall
A nail used in the construction of boats; specifically a rose-headed nail with a square shaft and a chisel-shaped end.
A nail with a solid and slightly countersunk head; a large nail with a head projecting on one side.
Any one of the nails of the hand (sometimes as opposed to the foot).
The formative layer of cells underlying the fingernail or toenail
A device which uses explosive cartridges to drive nails into place.
A hole made to receive a nail.
A small barrel for nails.
Resembling a metal nail in shape or function.
Especially of a ship or a roof: held together with corroded nails or otherwise unsound fastenings, and hence leaky.
A type of beauty treatment, in which a nail strengthener, usually containing fibers, is either brushed on or applied with adhesive
= oval wire nail.
Any of a number of nails used to secure roofing material (in early use also as mass noun).
A wrought nail having a round head made with, or cut into, triangular facets.
A nail circular or oval in section, not tapering but with a pointed tip, and typically having a thin circular head.
An explosive device containing nails, typically used by terrorists to cause injuries in a crowded area
A strip of roughened metal or an emery board used for smoothing and shaping the fingernails and toenails
A small, conical, nail-shaped gall that forms on the leaves of lime trees in response to the presence of mites
An ornament like the head of a nail, used chiefly in architecture and on clothing
A nail with a large sharp head, inserted into a horseshoe in place of a regular nail to provide extra traction in frosty conditions.
To equip (a horse) with horseshoes which are fitted with frost-nails. Also with the horse's rider as object. In later use usually in pass. Compare frost.
A piece of metal ready to be shaped into a nail.
A board studded with nails.
A person who or machine which cuts nails from a strip or bar of metal as part of the manufacturing process.
A mechanism or device which drives nails into place, (in later use) specifically a nail gun.
Of a character in a writing system or a stroke in painting: having the shape of a nail head. Compare nail head. Now rare.
A person who makes nails, especially as an occupation.
The manufacture of nails; = nailing.
An instrument for paring the fingernails or toenails.
A shaving cut from a fingernail or toenail; = nail-cutting.
An awl, a gimlet.
A plate of iron or other metal from which nails are cut; (as a mass noun) such metal plates collectively. Now rare.
A musical instrument consisting of a semicircular wooden resonator studded with nails of varying lengths, played with a bow.
A member of a nomadic Algerian Arab people now mainly inhabiting a mountainous area of northern Algeria on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Chiefly in unchanged plural.
A nail used for fastening plates.
A strong, sweet cocktail made with Scotch whisky and Drambuie liqueur, and served with ice and sometimes a twist of lemon.
A nail with a large flat head, used chiefly for securing roofing felt
Causing great anxiety or tension
A small brush designed for cleaning the fingernails and toenails
Varnish applied to the fingernails or toenails to colour them or make them shiny
A tool hit with a hammer to sink the head of a nail below a surface
In a manner that causes or reflects great anxiety or tension.
A shaving cut from a fingernail or toenail.
The action of trimming the fingernails or toenails; an instance of this.
A tool or appliance for polishing fingernails or toenails.
A type of nail resembling a rosebud in some way.
An instrument for trimming the fingernails and toenails