Definitions

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  • v. To remove the nails from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To remove the nails from; to unfasten by removing nails.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove or take out the nails from; unfasten or loosen by removing nails.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ nail

Examples

  • Then Jana, with a wriggling motion, tried to unnail himself as gently as possible, for it was clear that the knife point hurt him, but could not do so because Hans still held the handle and had driven the blade deep into the wood.

    The Ivory Child

  • "Mr. Foswick ought never to have locked us in, and then you wouldn't have to try to unnail a window to get out!

    Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove

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