toenail

[toh-neyl]
noun
1.
a nail of a toe.
2.
Carpentry. a nail driven obliquely.
3.
Printing Slang. a parenthesis.
verb (used with object)
4.
Carpentry. to secure with oblique nailing.

Origin:
1835–45; toe + nail

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toenail (ˈtəʊˌneɪl)
 
n
1.  a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each toeRelated: ungual, ungular
2.  carpentry a nail driven obliquely, as in joining one beam at right angles to another
3.  slang printing a parenthesis
 
vb
4.  (tr) carpentry to join (beams) by driving nails obliquely
 
Related: ungual, ungular

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toenail toe·nail (tō'nāl')
n.
The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe.

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