treenail

noun
tree·​nail | \ ˈtrə-nᵊl How to pronounce treenail (audio) \
variants: or or less commonly trenail

Definition of treenail

: a wooden peg made usually of dry compressed timber so as to swell in its hole when moistened

First Known Use of treenail

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Treenail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treenail. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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