coffin nail

noun

Definition of coffin nail

slang

Examples of coffin nail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the New York Times hammers a coffin nail so hard that Dee Dee and Barry fear their future will be nothing but understudy gigs on the dinner theater circuit. Charles Mcnulty Theater Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Meryl Streep is queen of Netflix’s ‘Prom,’ an LGBTQ message musical gone Hollywood," 3 Dec. 2020 Almost every scene is filmed through a haze or plume of smoke, and the coffin nails define and sicken the chain-smoking characters. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, "'Trumbo' Terrific but Fated to Flop," 7 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of coffin nail

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffin nail was in 1888

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Last Updated

15 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Coffin nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffin%20nail. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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