hangnail(redirected from Hang nail)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Hang nail: Ingrown fingernail
A small piece of dead skin at the side or the base of a fingernail that is partly detached from the rest of the skin.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a piece of skin torn away from, but still attached to, the base or side of a fingernail
[C17: from Old English angnægl, from enge tight + nægl nail; influenced by hang]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a small piece of partly detached skin at the side or base of the fingernail.
[1300–50; Middle English angenayle corn, Old English angnægl=ang + nægl callus, nail; modern h- by association with hang]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||hangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
hangnail[ˈhæŋneɪl] N → padrastro m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n. uñero, uña encarnada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
hangnailn padrastro (en el dedo)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.