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a nail having a small, conical head, slenderer than a common nail of the same length, used for laying floors, fastening matchboarding, and other work in which the head may remain visible.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem.
Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each blow they hit the nail on the head.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.