roofing nail

noun

: a short nail usually with a large flat head and a barbed shank used for securing roofing paper or asphalt shingles to roof boards

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roofing nail was in 1839

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“Roofing nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roofing%20nail. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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