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toenail

[ toh-neyl ]
/ ˈtoʊˌneɪl /
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noun
a nail of a toe.
Carpentry. a nail driven obliquely.
Printing Slang. a parenthesis.
verb (used with object)
Carpentry. to secure with oblique nailing.
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Origin of toenail

First recorded in 1835–45; toe + nail
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British Dictionary definitions for toenail

toenail
/ (ˈtəʊˌneɪl) /

noun
a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each toeRelated adjectives: ungual, ungular
carpentry a nail driven obliquely, as in joining one beam at right angles to another
printing slang a parenthesis
verb
(tr) carpentry to join (beams) by driving nails obliquely
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Medical definitions for toenail

toenail
[ tōnāl′ ]

n.
The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe.
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