or tre·nail, trun·nel
[tree-neyl, tren-l, truhn-l]
- a wooden pin that swells when moist, used for fastening together timbers, as those of ships.
Origin of treenail
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"Thank God, they have retreated after all," said Mr Treenail.
Treenail was coolness itself, and I aped him as well as I could.
"The ship has sent up these rockets to warn us of our danger," said Mr Treenail.
True enough, Treenail; so the sooner we make a dash through the opening the better.
"My lads, we are now sure of your game," sung out Treenail, with great animation.
trenail trunnel (ˈtrʌnəl)
- a dowel used for pinning planks or timbers together
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