Associations to the word «Nail»

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Wiktionary

NAIL, noun. The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
NAIL, noun. The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.
NAIL, noun. The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.
NAIL, noun. A spike-shaped metal fastener used for joining wood or similar materials. The nail is generally driven through two or more layers of material by means of impacts from a hammer or other device. It is then held in place by friction.
NAIL, noun. A round pedestal on which merchants once carried out their business, such as the four nails outside The Exchange, Bristol.
NAIL, noun. An archaic English unit of length equivalent to 1/20th of an ell or 1/16th of a yard (2.25 inches or 5.715 cm).
NAIL, verb. (transitive) To fix (an object) to another object using a nail.
NAIL, verb. (intransitive) To drive a nail.
NAIL, verb. (transitive) To stud or boss with nails, or as if with nails.
NAIL, verb. (slang) To catch.
NAIL, verb. (transitive) (slang) To expose as a sham.
NAIL, verb. (transitive) (slang) To accomplish (a task) completely and successfully.
NAIL, verb. (transitive) (slang) To hit (a target) effectively with some weapon.
NAIL, verb. (transitive) (slang) Of a male, to engage in sexual intercourse with.
NAIL, verb. To spike, as a cannon.
NAIL BALL, noun. A round projectile with an iron bolt protruding to prevent it from turning in the gun.
NAIL BAR, noun. A beauty salon dedicated to nail care e.g. manicures and pedicures.
NAIL BAR, noun. A crowbar.
NAIL BAT, noun. (colloquial) (informal) (slang) A weapon made by hammering nails into a wooden baseball bat, used for offense or defense.
NAIL BATS, noun. Plural of nail bat
NAIL BED, noun. Alternative spelling of nailbed
NAIL BEDS, noun. Plural of nail bed
NAIL BITER, noun. One who bites or chews his or her fingernails
NAIL BITER, noun. (idiomatic) a nervous or uncomfortable situation
NAIL BITER, noun. An engaging or exciting cliffhanger.
NAIL BOMB, noun. A bomb designed to cause extensive wounding by packing sharp objects around the explosive; used especially by terrorists and suicide bombers
NAIL CLIPPER, noun. A mechanical device used to trim fingernails and toenails; nail trimmer
NAIL CLIPPERS, noun. Plural of nail clipper
NAIL DOWN, verb. (transitive) to attach with nails
NAIL DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to make something (e.g. a decision or plan) firm or certain
NAIL FILE, noun. A small file made of soft metal, or a board covered with fine sandpaper, for filing and shaping one's fingernails and toenails.
NAIL FILES, noun. Plural of nail file
NAIL GUN, noun. An electrically or pneumatically powered gun used to drive nails into a surface.
NAIL GUNS, noun. Plural of nail gun
NAIL HOUSE, noun. A private home whose owner refuses to move to clear way for new real estate developments despite offers of huge monetary sums from a private developer or expropriation attempts by the government
NAIL HOUSES, noun. Plural of nail house
NAIL JELL-O TO A TREE, verb. (US) (slang) (rare) To do something that is impossible or very difficult, with connotations of “pointless”.
NAIL KNOT, noun. A type of bend knot used to join two fine lines. Commonly used with fishing lines. The name comes from the use of a nail, or needle, or similar object as an aid to form the knot correctly.
NAIL KNOTS, noun. Plural of nail knot
NAIL ONE'S COLORS TO THE MAST, verb. Alternative spelling of nail one's colours to the mast
NAIL ONE'S COLOURS TO THE MAST, verb. To clearly show one's support for a side or opinion in a dispute.
NAIL PLATE, noun. Iron in plates, from which cut nails are made.
NAIL POLISH, noun. A cosmetic lacquer applied to the fingernails or toenails
NAIL POLISH REMOVER, noun. A solvent used to remove nail polish, usually mostly acetone.
NAIL POLISHES, noun. Plural of nail polish
NAIL PUNCH, noun. A carpenter's tool used to hammer nail heads in to just below the surface of the wood, something that cannot be achieved with a hammer alone.
NAIL PUNCHES, noun. Plural of nail punch
NAIL SCISSORS, noun. Small, usually curved scissors used for cutting fingernails, and toenails.
NAIL SET, noun. (carpentry) A punch that drives in a nail so that its head is level with or below the surface.
NAIL SETS, noun. Plural of nail set
NAIL TECHNICIAN, noun. A person who applies and maintains nail products on natural nails to enhance their look.
NAIL TRIMMER, noun. A mechanical device used to trim fingernails and toenails; nail clipper
NAIL TRIMMERS, noun. Plural of nail trimmer
NAIL VARNISH, noun. (UK) A cosmetic lacquer applied to the fingernails or toenails.
NAIL VARNISHES, noun. Plural of nail varnish
NAIL VIOLIN, noun. (musical instrument) A musical instrument, made up of a wooden soundboard with metal nails attached, tuned to produce notes when played with a bow.
NAIL VIOLINS, noun. Plural of nail violin

Dictionary definition

NAIL, noun. Horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.
NAIL, noun. A thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener.
NAIL, noun. A former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard.
NAIL, verb. Attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall".
NAIL, verb. Take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals".
NAIL, verb. Hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer".
NAIL, verb. Succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard".
NAIL, verb. Succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course".
NAIL, verb. Locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome".
NAIL, verb. Complete a pass.

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