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nail

nail

 
 
pronunciation:
neIl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin, pointed piece of metal with a flat top. You hammer nails into pieces of wood or other material in order to fasten them together.
We hammered nails into the new roof.
 
similar words:
pin
definition 2: a hard, thin growth on the end of a finger or toe.
I cut my nails so it would be easier to play the piano.
Word Builder: kinds of nails
  • fingernail:
    the nail at the end of each finger.
  • toenail:
    the nail at the end of each toe.
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