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 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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