nail set

nail set
nail set
n.
a tool used in driving the head of a nail below, or level with, a wood surface

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  • nail set — Set Set, n. 1. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination. Locking at the set of day. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] The weary sun hath made a golden set. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is set,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail set — nail′ set n. bui a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • nail|set — «NAYL SEHT», noun. a tool for driving nails beneath the surface …   Useful english dictionary

  • nail set — noun : punch III 1a(3) * * * a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface. [1895 1900] * * * nail punch or nail set noun A tool for punching the head of a nail below or flush with the surface • • • Main Entry: ↑nail… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nail set — noun A punch that drives in a nail so that its head is level with or below the surface. In an emergency a nail set can be made in a few minutes from a tenpenny or other large nail. Cut off the point with hack saw or grinding wheel, clamp the nail …   Wiktionary

  • nail set — /ˈneɪl sɛt/ (say nayl set) noun a short tapering rod of steel used to drive a nail below, or flush with, the surface. Also, nail punch, nail sett …  

  • nail set — a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • nail-set — …   Useful english dictionary

  • set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …   Universalium

  • Set — Set, n. 1. The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination. Locking at the set of day. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] The weary sun hath made a golden set. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is set,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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