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

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In every public appearance since, she's been spotted wearing a sheer but bright white manicure or a classic nude, with her nails filed square. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Nail Polish In Less Than $8 Right Now," 19 May 2018 Pore strips, coconut oil, a nail file, and gum—the mintier, the better. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Shay Mitchell on the Secrets Behind Her Great Skin," 5 July 2018 In every public appearance since, she's been spotted wearing a sheer but bright white manicure or a classic nude, with her nails filed square. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Nail Polish In Less Than $8 Right Now," 19 May 2018 In every public appearance since, she's been spotted wearing a sheer but bright white manicure or a classic nude, with her nails filed square. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Nail Polish In Less Than $8 Right Now," 19 May 2018 In every public appearance since, she's been spotted wearing a sheer but bright white manicure or a classic nude, with her nails filed square. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Nail Polish In Less Than $8 Right Now," 19 May 2018 In every public appearance since, she's been spotted wearing a sheer but bright white manicure or a classic nude, with her nails filed square. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Nail Polish In Less Than $8 Right Now," 19 May 2018 In every public appearance since, she's been spotted wearing a sheer but bright white manicure or a classic nude, with her nails filed square. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Nail Polish In Less Than $8 Right Now," 19 May 2018 Leave an eighth of an inch at the tip, then use a nail file to even nails out. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "The He-Manicure: A Guide to CEO-Worthy Nails," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of nail file

1862, in the meaning defined above

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nail file

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nail file

: 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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