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nail set

noun
1.
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
1895-1900
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  • The corners must be mitred, and the moulding fastened on with fine brads, which must be set (see Nailing and nail-set).

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • It can be fastened with fine nails (see Nailing and nail-set).

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Do not use a file for a nail-set, for the end is too hard and will dent the face of the hammer-head.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Nails are usually "set," that is, the heads are driven with a nail-set below the surface.

  • This shelf can be simply put together by nailing, setting the nails carefully (see Nailing and nail-set).

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for nail-set

nail set

noun
1.
a punch for driving the head of a nail below or flush with the surrounding surface
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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