brad


1brad

noun \ˈbrad\

Definition of BRAD

1
:  a thin nail of the same thickness throughout but tapering in width and having a slight projection at the top of one side instead of a head
2
:  a slender wire nail with a small barrel-shaped head

Origin of BRAD

Middle English, from Old Norse broddr spike; perhaps akin to Old English byrst bristle — more at bristle
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

Rhymes with BRAD

2brad

verb
brad·dedbrad·ding

Definition of BRAD

transitive verb
:  to fasten with brads

First Known Use of BRAD

1794

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

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