Meaning of nailrod in English:


Pronunciation /ˈneɪlrɒd/


mass noundated Australian, New Zealand
  • Coarse dark tobacco sold in thin rolls.

    ‘we still had about a pound of nailrod between us’
    • ‘He tapped the bowl against his palm before taking a packet of nailrod from his pocket.’
    • ‘Thick twists such as nailrod were smoked extensively in Ireland.’
    • ‘He hands our friend a piece of nailrod with which to charge his evening pipe.’
    • ‘His new accomplishments include an ability to drink kerosino and smoke nailrod tobacco.’
    • ‘Pipes were preferred and in pipes we often smoked nailrod.’


Mid 19th century from its resemblance to the rods of iron from which nails are cut.