carpet tack


noun
  1. a flat-headed tack used especially to tack down carpets.

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How to use carpet tack in a sentence

  • It was an ordinary carpet tack, such as they were about to make, but with a crimson-covered top.

    Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford | George Randolph Chester
  • The corner of this picture being lifted, disclosed a small key, hung over the head of a carpet-tack driven into the wall.

    Phaeton Rogers | Rossiter Johnson
  • I don't know when I ever saw a chap so anxious to melt right down into a corner and be mistaken for a carpet tack.

    At Good Old Siwash | George Fitch
  • Here are two things any man can find in the dark—a carpet tack and a limburger sandwich.

  • The improved carpet tack is after all but a peculiar combination of body and head and barbs.