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cut nail

a nail having a tapering rectangular form with a blunt point, made by cutting from a thin rolled sheet of iron or steel.
Origin of cut nail
1785-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • cut nail head as required to fit between slates in overlaying courses.
  • Found in the soils around the rocks that make up the walkway was a machine-cut nail, brick, and coal ash.

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