threepenny nail

noun

Definition of threepenny nail

: a nail 1¹/₈ inches long

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History and Etymology for threepenny nail

so called from the former price per hundred

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“Threepenny nail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threepenny%20nail. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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