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Verb
/nāl/,
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nails, plural;
  1. Fasten to a surface or to something else with a nail or nails
    • - nail the edge framing to the wall
    • - the teacher was nailing up the lists
  2. Expose (someone) as deceitful or criminal; catch or arrest
    • - have you nailed the killer?
  3. Expose (a lie or other instance of deception)

  4. Tackle the quarterback or ballcarrier, esp. at or behind the line of scrimmage

  5. (of a fielder) Put (a runner) out by throwing to a base
    • - he dropped a perfect throw home that should have nailed Joe by yards
  6. (of a player) Defeat or outwit (an opponent)
    • - Navratilova tried to nail her on the backhand side
  7. (of a player) Secure (esp. a victory) conclusively
    • - there's no doubt I had chances to nail it in the last set
  8. vulgar. (of a man) Have sexual intercourse with (someone)

Noun
  1. A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven typically into wood with a hammer to join things together or to serve as a peg or hook

  2. A horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates

  3. An animal's claw

  4. A hard growth on the upper mandible of some soft-billed birds

  5. A medieval unit of measurement

  6. A measure of length for cloth, equal to 21/4 inches

  7. A measure of wool, beef, or other commodity, roughly equal to 7 or 8 pounds


  1. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  2. attach something somewhere by means of nails; "nail the board onto the wall"
  3. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
  4. collar: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  5. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
  6. smash: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
  7. Nail is a Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel album released by Self Immolation/Some Bizzare in 1985. It was initially released in the US by Homestead Records in 1985 and later by Thirsty Ear in 1995. ...
  8. A nail is a horn-like envelope covering the dorsal aspect of the terminal phalanges of fingers and toes in humans, most primates, and a few other mammals.
  9. This article lists characters who appear in the anime and manga fictional universe of Dragon Ball.
  10. In engineering, woodworking and construction, a nail is a pin-shaped, sharp object of hard metal or alloy used as a fastener. Formerly wrought iron, today's nails are typically made of steel, often dipped or coated to prevent corrosion in harsh conditions or improve adhesion. ...
  11. Relics that are claimed to be the Holy Nails with which Christ was crucified are objects of veneration among some Christians. In Christian symbolism and art they figure among the Instruments of the Passion or Arma Christi, the objects associated with Jesus' Passion. ...
  12. A nail, when used as a unit, is usually one sixteenth of a certain base unit. In English usage the most common base units were the foot and the yard for length, the acre for area and the (long) hundredweight for mass.
  13. The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals; 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. ...
  14. (nailing) A mechanical fastening by means of nails
  15. (Nailing) (1) in the Exposed Nail Method, nail heads are exposed to the weather; (2) in the Concealed Nail Method, nail heads are concealed from the weather.
  16. (Nailing) A cheater’s technique to mark cards that are no longer in play.
  17. (Nailing) An ancient term used to describe direct-aid climbing with pitons.
  18. (Nailing) The act of driving in a piton with a wall hammer.  Although this sound easy nailing pitons requires practice and knowledge to do properly without the total destruction of the rock. ...
  19. (Nailing) To nail is to talk derogatively (usually in a quiet fashion) of another compositor. The Nailbox is a traditionally mythical box full of' nails, long and short, which are said to be driven into a person who is absent.
  20. (NAILS) an anti-personnel type of warhead attached to a 2.75-inch, spin-stabilized, folding-fin, aerial rocket containing FLECHETTEs, and was usually launched from helicopter GUNSHIPs.
  21. (Nails (Fasteners)) Nails show that you will do much work with very little pay. Bright nails means you will nevertheless enjoy the work. Bent or dull nails will show sickness and disorder entering your life shortly. To drive nails shows you will complete a deal and ‘drive’ a hard bargain. ...
  22. (Nails) 1) term used to describe a player's toughness (i.e. "tough as nails") and willingness to risk injury if it means scoring a run, getting to a ball, etc. (ex. "Ken Caminiti - that dude is nails.")
  23. (Nails) If you have access to a nail gun, then you'll need to check the specs on the gun to know what size and brand of nails to buy. Make sure that they are at least 1 1/2" long.
  24. (Nails) Inserted at the edge of a log to prevent slabbing. Generally speaking, nails are used to prevent this mishap in underhand events, while a band of wire is used for the standing block and tree felling events.
  25. (Nails) The average house has 20,000 to 30,000 nails. Nails are made of mild wire. Nails range in in length from 2d or 1 inch, to 60d or 6 inches. The common 16d (the abbreviation for penny is "d" from the first letter of the Roman coin denarius) penny nail is 3. ...