a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface.
a punch for driving the head of a nail below or flush with the surrounding surface
[neyl-sik] /ˈneɪlˌsɪk/ adjective, Nautical. 1. .
- Nail someone to the cross
verb phrase To punish severely and publicly; make an example of; crucify: We are going to nail them to the cross/ We would not nail an airline to the wall if it made its best effort/ I wonder why nobody tried to nail his hide to the wall for the Irish jokes he told over […]
- Nail skin
nail skin n. See perionychium.
- Nail something down
verb phrase To make something securely final; cinch: They nailed down the arrangement and had a drink (1880+)