Associations to the word «Brad»


BRAD, noun. A thin, small nail, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head, or occasionally with a small domed head, similar to that of an escutcheon pin.
BRAD, noun. (US) (elementary school usage, particularly kindergarten and primary grades) A paper fastener, a fastening device formed of thin, soft metal, such as shim brass, with a round head and a flat, split shank, which is spread after insertion in a hole in a stack of pages, in much the same way as a cotter pin or a split rivet.
BRAD, proper noun. A diminutive of the male given names Bradley, Bradly, or Bradford.

Dictionary definition

BRAD, noun. A small nail.
BRAD, verb. Fasten with brads.

Wise words

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