Other Words for Nail

Nail Adjective Synonyms
fingernail, toenail, claw, talon
The detective found some fibres under the victim's nails.

Nail Noun Synonyms
hit, strike, punch, shoot
She nailed him with a left hook and he sank like a stone.

fastener, fastening, spike, pin
The pieces were held together by several nails.

attach, secure, join, pin, tack, clinch or clench, fasten, fix, focus, rivet, glue
The door to the mysterious room was nailed shut. His eyes were nailed to the pressure gauge.

More Words for Nail

Hit / Tack / Fix / Shoot / Strike / Focus / Pin


Health / First Aid / Nailbed: The tissue under the nail: pinching the nail and observing the blood return to the nailbed is a good test of circulation at that location MORE

Nail Inspection

Business / Construction / Nail Inspection: An inspection made by a municipal building inspector after the drywall material is hung with nails and screws (and before taping). MORE


Technology / Digital Cameras / Thumbnail: A small version of a photo. Image browsers commonly display thumbnails of photos several or even dozens at a time. In Windows XP's My Pictures, you can view thumbnails of photos in both the Thumbnails MORE

Nailhead Rusting

Life Style / Painting / Nailhead Rusting: Rust from iron nails that penetrates or bleeds through the coating and stains the surrounding areas. MORE

Face Nail

Business / Construction / Face Nail: To install nails into the vertical face of a bearing header or beam. MORE

Nail Down

Entertainment / Baseball / Nail Down: As in "nail down a victory.’ Refers to a relief pitcher finishing off the game. MORE