eightpenny nail

noun
eight·​pen·​ny nail | \ˌāt-ˌpe-nē- \

Definition of eightpenny nail 

: a nail typically 2¹/₂ inches (6.35 centimeters) long

First Known Use of eightpenny nail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eightpenny nail

from its original price per hundred

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