clout nail

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Noun1.Clout nail - a short nail with a flat headclout nail - a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
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The house is made of rough-sewn timber on a concrete base, held together and reinforced with 210 lineal meters of steel strapping, 29 kilos of galvanized 100 mm jolt nails and 14 kilos of 50 mm clout nails.
It was also used to decorate objects (this is confirmed by the tin-rich layer on the surface of the bronze buckle, by tin wire (on buckles) or clout nails (on knife blades).