- a short, thick nail.
- an old or worn horseshoe nail.
Origin of stub nail
First recorded in 1630–40
Also called stub.
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Examples from the Web for stub nail
The best modern barrels for fowling pieces are constructed of stub-nail iron in this manner.
- a short thick nail
- a worn nail in a horseshoe
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