Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tenpenny nail


Definition of tenpenny nail

  1. :  a nail three inches (7.6 centimeters) long

Origin and Etymology of tenpenny nail

from its original price per hundred

First Known Use: 15th century

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tenpenny nail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).