I. noun Date: 1691 a nail of a toe II. transitive verb Date: 1900 to fasten by toed nails ; toe

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  • toenail — [tō′nāl΄] n. 1. the nail of a toe 2. Carpentry a nail driven slantingly, as through the side of a vertical plank to fasten it to the horizontal plank on which it is based vt. Carpentry to fasten with a toenail …   English World dictionary

  • toenail — (n.) also toe nail, 1735, from TOE (Cf. toe) (n.) + NAIL (Cf. nail) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • toenail — ► NOUN ▪ a nail on the upper surface of the tip of each toe …   English terms dictionary

  • Toenail — A toenail is produced by living skin cells in the toe. A toenail consists of several parts including the nail plate (the visible part of the nail), the nail bed (the skin beneath the nail plate), the cuticle (the tissue that overlaps the plate… …   Medical dictionary

  • toenail — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ ingrowing (BrE), ingrown ▪ painted VERB + TOENAIL ▪ clip, cut, trim ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • toenail — n. an ingrown toenail * * * [ təʊneɪl] an ingrown toenail …   Combinatory dictionary

  • toenail — UK [ˈtəʊˌneɪl] / US [ˈtoʊˌneɪl] noun [countable] Word forms toenail : singular toenail plural toenails the hard part over the top of a toe …   English dictionary

  • toenail — noun 1》 a nail on the upper surface of the tip of each toe. 2》 a nail driven obliquely through a piece of wood to secure it. verb fasten (wood) with a toenail …   English new terms dictionary

  • toenail — /toh nayl /, n. 1. a nail of a toe. 2. Carpentry. a nail driven obliquely. 3. Print. Slang. a parenthesis. v.t. 4. Carpentry. to secure with oblique nailing. [1835 45; TOE + NAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • toenail — 1. noun /ˈtəʊˌneɪl/ The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe See Also: fingernail, nail …   Wiktionary

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