or tre·nail, trun·nel
[tree-neyl, tren-l, truhn-l]
a wooden pin that swells when moist, used for fastening together timbers, as those of ships.
Origin of treenail
First recorded in 1250–1300, treenail
is from the Middle English
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for treenail
Historical Examples of treenail
"The ship has sent up these rockets to warn us of our danger," said Mr Treenail.
"Thank God, they have retreated after all," said Mr Treenail.
Treenail was coolness itself, and I aped him as well as I could.
True enough, Treenail; so the sooner we make a dash through the opening the better.
"My lads, we are now sure of your game," sung out Treenail, with great animation.
British Dictionary definitions for treenail
trenail trunnel (ˈtrʌnəl)
a dowel used for pinning planks or timbers together
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