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nailer Tweet Definition of nailer Like Definition of nailer on Facebook
noun
  1. One whose occupation is to make nails; a nail maker.
  2. One who fastens with, or drives, nails.
needle Tweet Definition of needle Like Definition of needle on Facebook
noun
  1. A long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections etc.
The seamstress threaded the to sew on a button.
  1. A long, thin device for indicating measurements on a dial or graph, e.g. a compass needle.
The on the fuel gauge pointed to empty.
  1. A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.
Ziggy bought some diamond needles for his hi-fi phonograph.
  1. The long, pointed leaves of some conifers.
I boiled some of the needles from the Christmas tree to add a pleasing scent to the air.
  1. A weapon used in ancient China, and today by Shaolin monks.
verb (needl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To tease; to poke fun at.
    Billy needled his sister incessantly about her pimples.
newel Tweet Definition of newel Like Definition of newel on Facebook
noun
  1. A pillar around which a stair spirals.
  2. A novelty; a new thing.
    • 1882: w:Edmund Spenser, Edmund Spenser (Alexander Balloch Grosart, editor, ed) The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Edmund Spenser
    • :He was so enamoured with the .
newel post Tweet Definition of newel post Like Definition of newel post on Facebook
noun
  1. A sturdy supporting post at one end or at a turning point of a staircase banister railing, often topped with a decorative finial. Compare baluster.
nog Tweet Definition of nog Like Definition of nog on Facebook
noun
  1. A wooden block, of the size of a brick, built into a wall, as a hold for the nails of woodwork.
  2. One of the square logs of wood used in a pile to support the roof of a mine.
  3. (Shipbuilding) A treenail to fasten the shores.
  4. Short for noggin.
  5. Short for eggnog.
nogging Tweet Definition of nogging Like Definition of nogging on Facebook
noun
  1. A horizontal beam used in the construction of a building, especially to strengthen upright posts
  2. Rough brick masonry used to fill open spaces

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