Definition of eightpenny nail in English:

eightpenny nail

Pronunciation /ˈātpenē ˌnāl/ /ˈeɪtpɛni ˌneɪl/


  • A nail that is 2.5 inches (64 mm) long.

    ‘Go down to Leslie's and tell him to send me a good claw hammer and three pounds of eightpenny nails.’
    ‘Boards should be nailed with two eightpenny nails at each bearing.’


eightpenny nail

/ˈātpenē ˌnāl/ /ˈeɪtpɛni ˌneɪl/