Search Result for "clout nail":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood;
[syn: clout nail, clout]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clout \Clout\ (klout), n. [AS. cl[=u]t a little cloth, piece of metal; cf. Sw. klut, Icel. kl[=u]tr a kerchief, or W. clwt a clout, Gael. clud.] 1. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag. [1913 Webster] His garments, nought but many ragged clouts, With thorns together pinned and patched was. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] A clout upon that head where late the diadem stood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A swadding cloth. [1913 Webster] 3. A piece; a fragment. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 4. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head. [1913 Webster] A'must shoot nearer or he'll ne'er hit the clout. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer. [1913 Webster] 6. A blow with the hand. [Low] [1913 Webster] Clout nail, a kind of wrought-iron nail heaving a large flat head; -- used for fastening clouts to axletrees, plowshares, etc., also for studding timber, and for various purposes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

clout nail n 1: a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood [syn: clout nail, clout]