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Variant of treenail.


(Building) a variant spelling of treenail


A wooden dowel used to prevent a wooden mortise and tenon joint from slipping apart. Trunnels were usually made of a hardwood such as oak or hickory.
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Noun1.Trunnel - a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuildingtrunnel - a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast
nog, peg - a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
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"They were handy for ship builders or where carpenters needed to bore trunnel (wood peg) holes in the corner of post and beam buildings and could not swing a bit brace.
(151.) Trunnel, supra note 142 (describing an event at Cal State).
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