[ verb ] attach something somewhere by means of nails
"nail the board onto the wall"
Used in print(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
These boards are nailed to the roof beams by reaching up through the open space between the beams , from inside the shelter .
[ noun ] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
We send shovels , cement , nails , and corrugated_iron for roofs .(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
He also bought a huge square of pegboard for hanging_up his tools , and lumber for his workbench , sandpaper and glue and assorted nails , levels and T_squares and plumb_lines and several gadgets that he had no idea how to use or what they were for .
Carpenters all wanted steady work and at the moment every mother's_son for twenty miles around that could hammer nails for twenty-five dollars a day was working_on the school job .
[ noun ] (zoology) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
Used in print(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
But just when she seemed to have sunk into some depravity of peasanthood she would disappear and come_down bathed , brushed , and taking_breaths of air , and even with her broken nails her hands would come to rest on a table or a leaf with a thoughtless delicacy , a grace of history , so_to_speak , and for an instant one saw how ferociously proud she was and adamant on certain questions of personal value .(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Then he looked at his finger , at the wrinkled , heavy knuckle and the thick nail he used like a knife to pry up , slit , and open .
[ verb ] (law,criminal law) take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
Used in print(Francis Pollini, Night....)
for the bastards what done it to be nailed .
It made no sense to him * * h He whirled around , suddenly hot all_over , finding the man who had been standing before him a_few moments back , nailing him to the spot on which he now stood , open-mouthed -
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4772
[ noun ] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard