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noun 
  1. The thin, horny plate at the ends of fingers and toes on humans and some other animals.
  2. A spike-shaped metal fastener used for joining wood or similar materials. The nail is generally driven through two or more layers of material by means of impacts from a hammer or other device. It is then held in place by friction.
  3. One of the four round pedestals (the nails) in Bristol.
  4. An archaic English unit of length equivalent to 1/16th of a yard (2.25 inches).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: nagel , spijker
  • French: clou(fr)m
  • German: Nagel(de)m
  • Italian: chiodo(it)m
  • Spanish: clavo(es)m
verb 
  1. To employ a nail as a fastener to join objects together.
  2. (slang) catch.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 261a.
    • : we'll the sophist to it, if we can get him on that charge;
      1. (slang) expose as a sham.
      2. (slang) accomplish something completely and successfully.
      I really nailed that test.
      1. (slang) hit a target effectively with some weapon.
      2. (slang) engage in sexual intercourse.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: slagen voor
  • French: choper(fr)
  • German: festnageln, sich krallen
  • Italian: inchiodare(it)
  • Spanish: clavetear(es)

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