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nail set

a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface.
Also called nail punch.
Origin of nail set
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for nail set
  • Drive any protruding nail heads below the surface with a hammer and nail set.
  • Then use a nail set to drive the nails the rest of the way, approximately one-eighth inch below the floorboard surface.
  • Drive the nail heads below the surface with a nail set, and then fill the depressions with wood putty.
  • It is nailed or screwed to the subfloor and joist and driven horizontally with a punch or nail set.
British Dictionary definitions for nail set

nail set

a punch for driving the head of a nail below or flush with the surrounding surface
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