tenpenny nail

noun

Definition of tenpenny nail

: a nail three inches (7.6 centimeters) long

First Known Use of tenpenny nail

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tenpenny nail

from its original price per hundred

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“Tenpenny nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenpenny%20nail. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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