nail file

noun

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

Examples of nail file in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the set comes with 30 nails in 12 sizes, a prep pad, nail file, and wooden manicure stick to help with application. Madison Yauger, PEOPLE.com, 8 July 2022 Instead, Dina loves flat foot files, which look like a bigger nail file. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, 4 May 2022 Each kit contains an LED lamp, a bottle of gel polish, cuticle stick, nail file and remover wraps. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 3 May 2022 To fine-tune your cleaning, use an eraser, a nail file, or even a clean toothbrush to gently loosen any stubborn dirt. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 This kit comes with a mini gel polish, cuticle stick, nail file, and remover wraps. ELLE, 13 Apr. 2022 The Batman Trilogy collection features moody metallic lacquers — aptly named Madness, The Dark Knight and Vengeance — as well as nail decals, a crystal nail file and beauty clips. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Feb. 2022 An emory board nail file ($2, Target) can also help lift the nap and buff out stains. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Nov. 2021 Look for a 100-grit nail file, which is coarse enough to file down the surface of the acrylics, or a nail drill. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, 12 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nail file

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nail file was in 1862

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Last Updated

4 Aug 2022

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“Nail file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nail%20file. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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