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brad

 (brăd)
n.
A thin wire nail with a small head or a slight side projection instead of a head.

[Middle English, from Old Norse broddr, spike.]

brad v.
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brad

(bræd)
n
(Tools) a small tapered nail having a small head that is either symmetrical or formed on one side only
[Old English brord point, prick; related to Old Norse broddr spike, sting, Old High German brort edge]
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brad

(bræd)

n., v. brad•ded, brad•ding. n.
1. a slender wire nail having either a small, deep head or a projection to one side of the head end.
v.t.
2. to fasten with brads.
[1425–75; late Middle English brad, dial. variant of Middle English brod(d) sprout, shoot, nail]
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brad

- A small or thin wire nail, it is from Old Norse broddr, "spike."
See also related terms for spike.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brad - a small nail
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Verb1.brad - fasten with brads
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
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Translations

brad

[bræd] Npuntilla f, clavito m
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brad

nStift m
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JAMES Milner has welcomed Villa's Battle of the Brads and insists the friendly rivalry is keeping both goalies on their toes.
Veteran Brad Friedel has been the first choice stopper for Premier League games, while understudy Brad Guzan has borrowed the No.1 jersey for cup competitions.
To nail the moldings in place, you can carefully drive in tiny brads with a hammer or carefully shoot in brads with a pneumatic brad nailer.