A nail of rectangular cross section with a flat tip and a small, typically asymmetrical head.
- 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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