sparable

/ (ˈspærəbəl) /

noun

a small nail with no head, used for fixing the soles and heels of shoes

Nearby words

  1. spar,
  2. spar buoy,
  3. spar deck,
  4. spar varnish,
  5. spar with,
  6. sparagmos,
  7. sparassis,
  8. sparaxis,
  9. spare,
  10. spare part

Word Origin for sparable

C17: changed from sparrow-bill, referring to the nail's shape

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