Nail-headed
Nail-headed Nail"-head`ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster]

{Nail-headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}.

{Nail-headed molding} (Arch.), an ornament consisting of a series of low four-sided pyramids resembling the heads of large nails; -- called also {nail-head molding}, or {nail-head}. It is the same as the simplest form of dogtooth. See {Dogtooth}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nail-headed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : having a head like that of a nail : formed so as to resemble the head of a nail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nail-headed characters — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail-headed molding — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail-headed molding — noun or nailhead molding : an architectural ornament consisting of a series of low four sided pyramids suggestive of nailheads …   Useful english dictionary

  • nail-head — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nail-head molding — Nail headed Nail head ed, a. Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. [1913 Webster] {Nail headed characters}, arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under {Arrowheaded}. {Nail headed molding} (Arch.), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nail (fastener) — A pile of nails. In woodworking and construction, a nail is a pin shaped, sharp object of hard metal or alloy used as a fastener. Formerly wrought iron, today s nails are typically made of steel, often dipped or coated to prevent corrosion in… …   Wikipedia

  • nail — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nægl; akin to Old High German nagal nail, fingernail, Latin unguis fingernail, toenail, claw, Greek onyx Date: before 12th century 1. a. a horny sheath protecting the upper end of each finger… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Headed — Head Head (h[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Headed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heading}.] 1. To be at the head of; to put one s self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headed — head ► NOUN 1) the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2) a person in charge; a director or leader. 3) the front, forward, or upper part or end of… …   English terms dictionary

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