coffin nail

noun

Definition of coffin nail

slang

Examples of coffin nail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Coffin nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffin%20nail. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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