nail set

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noun

a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface.

Nearby words

  1. nail fold,
  2. nail in one's coffin,
  3. nail pit,
  4. nail polish,
  5. nail scissors,
  6. nail skin,
  7. nail technician,
  8. nail up,
  9. nail varnish,
  10. nail violin

Origin of nail set

First recorded in 1895–1900

Also called nail punch.

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British Dictionary definitions for nail set

nail set

nail punch

noun

a punch for driving the head of a nail below or flush with the surrounding surface
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