nail file

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of nail file

: a small narrow instrument (as of metal or cardboard) with a rough or emery surface that is used for shaping fingernails

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First Known Use of nail file

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Definition of nail file for English Language Learners

  • : a small, flat piece of metal or cardboard that has a rough surface and that is used for shaping your fingernails


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