treenail

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Treenail \Tree"nail'\, noun [Tree + nail.] (Shipbuilding) A long wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to the timbers or to each other. [Written also {trenail}, and {trunnel}.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

treenail

noun

1: a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast [syn: {treenail}, {trenail}, {trunnel}]


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