a short, thick nail.
an old or worn horseshoe nail.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
Also called stub.
Origin of stub nail
First recorded in 1630–40
Words nearby stub nail
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for stub nail
The best modern barrels for fowling pieces are constructed of stub-nail iron in this manner.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for stub nail
a short thick nail
a worn nail in a horseshoe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012