treenail

[tree-neyl, tren-l, truhn-l]
noun
a wooden pin that swells when moist, used for fastening together timbers, as those of ships.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English trenayl. See tree, nail

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treenail, trenail or trunnel (ˈtriːneɪl, ˈtrɛnəl, ˈtriːneɪl, ˈtrɛnəl, ˈtrʌnəl)
 
n
a dowel used for pinning planks or timbers together
 
trenail, trenail or trunnel
 
n
 
trunnel, trenail or trunnel
 
n

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The hull was constructed of treenail-fastened pine planking over oak frames.
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