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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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).
The soundboards were nailed together with clout nails and glued.
Well emails Clout nails are the longer version and are used to hold roof tiles and slates in position.