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brad

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/ bræd /
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noun

a slender wire nail having either a small, deep head or a projection to one side of the head end.

verb (used with object), brad·ded, brad·ding.

to fasten with brads.

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Origin of brad

1425–75; late Middle English brad, dialectal variant of Middle English brod(d) sprout, shoot, nail <Old Norse braddr, cognate with Old English brord spike (see braird)

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Brad
[ brad ]
/ bræd /

noun

a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for brad

brad
/ (bræd) /

noun

a small tapered nail having a small head that is either symmetrical or formed on one side only

Word Origin for brad

Old English brord point, prick; related to Old Norse broddr spike, sting, Old High German brort edge
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