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  • n. The head of a nail.

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

  • n. flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point
  • n. something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device


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  • Tired of using her skills to design inconsequential items such as nailhead trim, Ms. Pilloton decided to focus on how she could partner her valuable skills with projects that would empower communities and individuals. is a non-profit agency focusing on the potential for design to improve human life.

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  • "nailhead" V-8 engine with a two-barrel carb and a Dynaflow auto trans.

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  • In 1981, as a young reporter with Time magazine, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter made his first order—a double-breasted nailhead suit and a sports jacket—and has been a devoted Anderson & Sheppard man ever since.

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  • When that happens, the stand is being supported just by the nailhead, and all it takes is for the weight of a hunter to collapse the structure.

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  • Place it against a wall, tap the nailhead, and the nail goes in quite straight.

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  • With luck, you get some old-school salesman who actually knows the merch and can explain the difference between, say, a sharkskin and a nailhead.

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  • If I missed the nailhead, I put a big dent or hole in the roof panel.

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  • Modern platform style, nailhead detail, casual linen upholstery.

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  • While not drool-worthy, I do enjoy the detailing on the nailhead table in the top left photo...and who can ignore the incredible staircase in the third row.

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  • As R the nailhead said afterwards and I'll admit he's right about it, it's all for "the nod", as was eloquently described in Groove.

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