Definition of Nailer in English :

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Nailer meaning in English

Meaning of Nailer in English

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Nailer pronunciation in English

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1. nailer

a worker who attaches something by nailing it

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of nailer
a fastening device usually made from round or oval wire, having a point at one end and a head at the other
anything resembling such a fastening device, esp in function or shape
the horny plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the fingers or toes
fingernail, toenail ▶ Related adjectives: ungual, ungular
the claw of a mammal, bird, or reptile
5. slang
a hypodermic needle, used for injecting drugs
a unit of length, formerly used for measuring cloth, equal to two and a quarter inches
7.  a nail in one's coffin
8.  bite one's nails
9.  hard as nails
10.  hit the nail on the head
11.  on the nail
verb (transitive)
to attach with or as if with nails
13. informal
to arrest or seize
14. informal
to hit or bring down, as with a shot
I nailed the sniper
15. informal
to expose or detect (a lie or liar)
to fix or focus (one's eyes, attention, etc) on an object
to stud with nails
18.  nail it

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see synonyms of nailer
a thin, horny covering that grows out over the upper tip of a finger or toe
a similar growth on a toe of a bird, reptile, etc.; claw
a tapered piece of metal, commonly pointed and having a flattened head, driven with a hammer, and used to hold pieces or parts together, to hang things on, etc.
an old cloth measure, equal to 214 inches
verb transitive
to attach or fasten together or onto something else with or as with nails
to secure, hold, or fasten shut with nails
to fix (the eyes, attention, etc.) steadily on an object
to discover or expose (a lie, etc.)
8.  Informal
to catch, capture, seize, or intercept
9.  Informal
to hit squarely

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of nailer
1. A slim, pointed piece of metal hammered into material as a fastener.
a. A fingernail or toenail.
b. A claw or talon.
3. Something resembling a nail in shape, sharpness, or use.
4. A measure of length formerly used for cloth, equal to 1/16 yard (5.7 centimeters).
tr.v. nailed, nail·ing, nails
1. To fasten, join, or attach with or as if with a nail.
2. To cover, enclose, or shut by fastening with nails: nail up a window.
3. To keep fixed, motionless, or intent: Fear nailed me to my seat.
4. Slang
a. To stop and seize; catch: Police nailed the suspect.
b. To detect and expose: nailed the senator in a lie; nail corruption before it gets out of control.
5. Slang
a. To strike or bring down: nail a bird in flight; nail a running back.
b. To perform successfully or have noteworthy success in: nailed the dive; nailed the exam.
6. Baseball To put out (a base runner).
7. Vulgar Slang To have sexual intercourse with.

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