renail

verb
re·​nail | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈnāl How to pronounce renail (audio) \
renailed; renailing

Definition of renail

transitive verb

: to fasten (something) again with a nail renailed the loose shutter back onto the window frame

First Known Use of renail

1844, in the meaning defined above

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