cut nail


a nail having a tapering rectangular form with a blunt point, made by cutting from a thin rolled sheet of iron or steel.

Nearby words

  1. cut into,
  2. cut it,
  3. cut it fine,
  4. cut it out,
  5. cut loose,
  6. cut no ice,
  7. cut of one's jib,
  8. cut off,
  9. cut off one's nose to spite one's face,
  10. cut off with a shilling

Origin of cut nail

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019