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A thin wire nail with a small head or a slight side projection instead of a head.
[Middle English, from Old Norse broddr, spike.]
(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]
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]
brad- A small or thin wire nail, it is from Old Norse broddr, "spike."
See also related terms for spike.