Definition of nail

Definition of nail
  1. nail Noun The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
  2. 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.
  3. nail Noun One of the four round pedestals (the nails) in Bristol, on which merchants once carried out their business.
  4. nail Noun An archaic English unit of length equivalent to 1/16th of a yard (2.25 inches).
  5. nail Verb To fix (an object) to another object using a nail.
  6. nail Verb To drive a nail.
  7. nail Verb To catch.
  8. nail Verb To expose as a sham.
  9. nail Verb To accomplish (a task) completely and successfully.
  10. nail Verb To hit (a target) effectively with some weapon.
  11. nail Verb Of a male, to engage in sexual intercourse with.
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