eightpenny nail

noun
eight·​pen·​ny nail | \ ˌāt-ˌpe-nē- How to pronounce eightpenny nail (audio) \

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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“Eightpenny nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eightpenny%20nail. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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