sixpenny nail

noun

six·​pen·​ny nail ˈsiks-ˌpe-nē- How to pronounce sixpenny nail (audio)
: a nail about two inches long

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sixpenny nail was in the 15th century

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“Sixpenny nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixpenny%20nail. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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