Definition of Tenails
1. tenail [n] - See also: tenail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenails
Literary usage of Tenails
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Military Dictionary: Or, Explaination of the Several Systems of Discipline by William Duane (1810)
"... attacked the whole tenaille of aplace, when they made two attacks on the face* of the t wo bastions. TENAILLES, Fr. Pincers, nippers, sheers, tenails. ..."
2. Campaign in France in the Year 1792 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1849)
"This caused an innumerable series of bastions, redoubts, half-moons, tenails, and such other works as the art of defence can produce only in the most ..."
3. The Royal Military Chronicle: Or, British Officers Monthly Register and (1811)
"29- A priest's cap is a swallow's tail, with two tenails, or angles : it consists of three ..."
4. The British gunnerby James Morton Spearman by James Morton Spearman (1844)
"... parallel to, and sufficiently in rear of, its gorge, to embrace the passages between its flanks and the extremities of the collateral tenails. ..."