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Definitions of nail:

part of speech: verb

Horny substance covering upper part of final phalange of finger.

part of speech: verb

1. Unguis, the horny plate covering the dorsal surface of the distal half of the terminal phalanx of each finger and toe. 2. A slender rod of metal, bone, or other solid substance, employed sometimes in surgery to fasten together the divided extremities of a broken bone.

Usage examples for nail:

  • Riddell, in his speech a week or two ago, had hit the right nail on the head, and now Bloomfield had driven it home. "The Willoughby Captains", Talbot Baines Reed
  • On a nail by the window! "Behind the Green Door", Mildred A. Wirt
  • You done nail my tail. "Nights With Uncle Remus", Joel Chandler Harris

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