fourpenny nail


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four·pen·ny nail

 (fôr′pĕn′ē, -pə-nē)
n.
A nail 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) long.

[From its original price per hundred.]
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Noun1.fourpenny nail - a nail 1.5 inches long
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
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