trenail

[ tree-neyl, tren-l, truhn-l ]
/ ˈtriˌneɪl, ˈtrɛn l, ˈtrʌn l /
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noun

Definition for trenail (2 of 2)

treenail

or tre·nail, trun·nel

[ tree-neyl, tren-l, truhn-l ]
/ ˈtriˌneɪl, ˈtrɛn l, ˈtrʌn l /

noun

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 word trenayl. See tree, nail
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British Dictionary definitions for trenail (1 of 2)

trenail

/ (ˈtriːneɪl, ˈtrɛnəl) /

noun

a variant spelling of treenail

British Dictionary definitions for trenail (2 of 2)

treenail

trenail trunnel (ˈtrʌnəl)

/ (ˈtriːneɪl, ˈtrɛnəl) /

noun

a dowel used for pinning planks or timbers together
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