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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
BRADDING Defined for Kids

brad

noun \ˈbrad\

Definition of BRAD for Kids

:  a thin nail with a small usually indented head

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