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stub nail

noun
  1. a short, thick nail.
  2. an old or worn horseshoe nail.
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Origin of stub nail

First recorded in 1630–40
Also called stub.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

stub nail

noun
  1. a short thick nail
  2. a worn nail in a horseshoe
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