eightpenny nail

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eight·pen·ny nail

A nail 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) long.

[From the former price per hundred.]
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Noun1.eightpenny nail - a nail 2.5 inches long
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
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Finally, drill a hole for an eightpenny nail at a downward angle through each side and into the edge of the door.