trunnel

[truhn-l]
noun

Origin:
variant of treenail, perhaps by association with trundle

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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

trunnel (ˈtrʌnəl)
 
n
a variant spelling of treenail

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Note the short transverse elements at the truss lattice intersections that depict the trunnel connectors.
To be considered the best trunnel-borer, plank-liner, or rigger was a mark of distinction.
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