Definition of Treenail

1. Noun. A wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast.

Exact synonyms: Trenail, Trunnel
Generic synonyms: Nog, Peg



Definition of Treenail

1. n. A long wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to the timbers or to each other.

Definition of Treenail

1. Noun. A wooden peg or pin used as a fastener. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Treenail

1. a wooden peg used for fastening timbers [n -S]

Medical Definition of Treenail

1. A long wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to the timbers or to each other. Alternative forms: trenail, and trunnel. Origin: Tree + nail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Treenail

treelength
treelengths
treeless
treelessness
treelet
treelike
treeline
treelined
treelines
treelogy
treely
treemap
treemapping
treemaps
treen
treenail (current term)
treenails
treens
treenware
treenwares
treeology
treepie
treepies
trees of heaven
treescape
treescapes
treesful
treeship
treeships

Literary usage of Treenail

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1. Deformations of Railroad Tracks and the Means for Remedying Them by G. Cuénot (1907)
"EMPLOYMENT OF THE treenail. As a means of consolidation of the fastenings, above all of those which are used in ties already old, ..."

2. Monthly Nautical Magazine, and Quarterly Review (1855)
"SHAVED treenail WEDGES. — We have received samples of a superior machine-shaved treenail wedge, from Geo. C. Jones, of Alna, Lincoln county, Me. ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1850)
"through the plank its fibres are often injured to 10 considerable я degree that the treenail cannot bave a firm hold of the plank ; besides that, ..."

4. Iron edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1850)
"through the plank iti fibres are often injured to <o considerable a degree that the treenail cannot have a firm hold of the plank ; beside« that, ..."

5. The Elements of Wood Ship Construction by William Henry Curtis, 1884-, William Henry Curtis (1919)
"The wedges must be set across the grain of the plank through which the treenail is driven. Where treenails are not driven through, a wedge is inserted in ..."

6. The Building of a Wooden Ship by Charles Gerard Davis, Thomas William Clarke, Frank Steel Drown (1918)
"If a treenail breaks off when it is only part way through, the broken part may be removed so that a new treenail can be put in, by using an Fifl< 17 ..."

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