nailhead

[neyl-hed]
noun
  1. the enlarged top of a nail, usually flattened but sometimes rounded.
  2. an ornament that suggests or resembles the enlarged top of a nail.

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

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