doornail


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door·nail

 (dôr′nāl′)
n.
A large-headed nail.
Idiom:
dead as a doornail
Undoubtedly dead.

doornail

(ˈdɔːˌneɪl)
n
(as) dead as a doornail dead beyond any doubt

door•nail

(ˈdɔrˌneɪl, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
a large-headed nail.
Idioms:
dead as a doornail, unquestionably dead.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doornail - a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Translations

doornail

[ˈdɔːˌneɪl] n as dead as a doornailmorto/a stecchito/a
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