roofing nail


Definition of roofing nail

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

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First Known Use of roofing nail

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Roofing nail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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