bullen

1 of 2

noun (1)

bul·​len
ˈbu̇lə̇n
variants or bullen nail
plural -s
: a nail with a round head and short shank, tinned and lacquered

bullen

2 of 2

noun (2)

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plural -s
: a device for catching large turtles consisting essentially of a metal ring that settles over the turtle and an attached net in which it becomes entangled

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

alteration of earlier bullion-nail, from bullion (boss on harness) + nail

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Bullen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullen. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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