coffin nail

noun

Definition of coffin nail 

slang

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Corn Kernels Tiny strokes of color turn coffin nails into festive ears of corn. 15. Seventeen, "17 Cute AF Thanksgiving Nail Art Designs That'll Make You Feel Like the *Queen of Fall*," 19 Sep. 2018 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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