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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe.
  • n. A nail driven obliquely, as to join vertical and horizontal beams.
  • transitive v. To secure (beams) with obliquely driven nails.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe
  • v. To fasten two boards together by applying nails into both boards at a 45 degree angle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. drive obliquely
  • n. the nail at the end of a toe

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