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  1. a person or thing that drives nails, as a machine that drives nails automatically.
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Origin of nailer

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at nail, -er1
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Examples from the Web for nailer

Historical Examples of nailer

  • So I've had him working like a nailer and he's pretty near done.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • He was a nailer, a cane maker, and a worker in wood and metal.

  • Like every other man in the garrison he longed to check the career of “Bob the Nailer.”

    The Red Year

    Louis Tracy

  • That Boulogne road is one of the hilliest in France, and Susan was a nailer on hills.

    Fanny Goes to War

    Pat Beauchamp

  • Tommy is certainly a nailer at what he terms "commandeering."

    Fanny Goes to War

    Pat Beauchamp