sixpenny nail

noun
six·​pen·​ny nail | \ ˈsiks-ˌpe-nē- How to pronounce sixpenny nail (audio) \

Definition of sixpenny nail

: a nail about two inches long

First Known Use of sixpenny nail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sixpenny nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixpenny%20nail. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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