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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of renail was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Renail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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