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[ney-ler] /ˈneɪ lər/
a person or thing that drives nails, as a machine that drives nails automatically.
Origin of nailer
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at nail, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So I've had him working like a nailer and he's pretty near done.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • He was a nailer, a cane maker, and a worker in wood and metal.

  • Like every other man in the garrison he longed to check the career of “Bob the nailer.”

    The Red Year Louis Tracy
  • That Boulogne road is one of the hilliest in France, and Susan was a nailer on hills.

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • Tommy is certainly a nailer at what he terms "commandeering."

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • Think of it—but you cannot think of it as it is, unless you could see that nailer's shop and cottage.

  • There may be 'fearful cheating' with tea, but the nailer is not bound to go there.

  • To begin with, the nailer gets metal which does not suit him, so he has to change it, and this he does at the price of 2d.

  • Don Gaspar had worked like a nailer at the construction although he was utterly unskilled.

    Gold Stewart White
  • So far as could be ascertained—for the nailer himself was rather close in the matter—he had not entered the cave at all.

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