nailhead

[ neyl-hed ]
/ ˈneɪlˌhɛd /
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noun

the enlarged top of a nail, usually flattened but sometimes rounded.
an ornament that suggests or resembles the enlarged top of a nail.

Nearby words

  1. nailed-on,
  2. nailer,
  3. nailer joist,
  4. nailery,
  5. nailfile,
  6. nailing strip,
  7. naima,
  8. nain,
  9. nainsook,
  10. naipaul

Origin of nailhead

First recorded in 1675–85; nail + head

Related formsnail-head·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for nailhead

nailhead

/ (ˈneɪlˌhɛd) /

noun

a decorative device, as on tooled leather, resembling the round head of a nail
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