nail set

a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface.
Also called nail punch.

1895–1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
nail set or nail punch
a punch for driving the head of a nail below or flush with the surrounding surface
nail punch or nail punch

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Example sentences
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.
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