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doornail definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century a large-headed nail used chiefly in the phrase dead as a doornail

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a nail with which doors were studded for strength or ornament. Phrases and idioms: dead as a doornail completely or unmistakably dead.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Doornail Door"nail`, n. The nail or knob on which in ancient doors the knocker struck; -- hence the old saying, ``As dead as a doornail.''



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