Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An invention for nailing down floor-planks rapidly and without the necessity of kneeling upon the floor. A piston working in a tube serves as a hammer to drive the nail.

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Examples

  • Then come much scarier monsters: noxious sirens, nail-gun percussion and chainsaw synthesizers intent on cutting your eardrums out of your skull.

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  • Perhaps, "I say, thinking of the bit in American Psycho where the serial killer Patrick Bateman pins his ex-girlfriend to the floor with a nail-gun," or it might be blood. ""

    Bret Easton Ellis: The debt I owe my abusive father

  • Some else must agree, as I heard a pneumatic nail-gun popping away inside -- not steady, sounded like nailing braces in place rather than serious repair work.

    Not raining

  • If she thinks Cassandra's Conflict rates as 'extreme sadism' - and she ever comes across one of the nail-gun or starvation aficionados - she's going to need round-the-clock counselling for the rest of her life.

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  • From CNN: "During the 5-year period 2001-2005, an average of approximately 37,000 patients with injuries related to nail-gun use were treated annually in emergency departments, with 40 percent of injuries occurring among consumers," the report read.

    You People Can't Be Trusted With Nailguns - The Consumerist

  • Emergency departments treated three times as many consumers with nail-gun injuries in 2005 as they did in 1991, the report noted.

    You People Can't Be Trusted With Nailguns - The Consumerist

  • "During the 5-year period 2001-2005, an average of approximately 37,000 patients with injuries related to nail-gun use were treated annually in emergency departments, with 40 percent of injuries occurring among consumers," the report read.

    The Consumerist: April 2007 Archives

  • Getting loaded with Jem, pulling the nail-gun job.

    The Town

  • So she hired men to nail-gun pieces of plywood on top of it (thousands of nails; a nail every two inches) and then glue-gunned carpet on top of that.

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  • Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie finally called head coach Andy Reid to task for selecting QB Kevin Kolb to start over ASPCA F-- khead Of The Decade Michael Vick, characterizing it as an issue of "Using a hammer when you own a nail-gun."

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