|1.||[ verb ] attach something somewhere by means of nails|
"nail the board onto the wall"
|Related terms:||attach pin_down|
|2.||[ noun ] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener|
|Related terms:||fastener brad doornail tenpenny_nail tack clout_nail stub_nail hobnail eightpenny_nail clinch spike sixpenny_nail staple fourpenny_nail shank nailhead clinch head|
|3.||[ noun ] (zoology) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits|
|Related terms:||horny_structure fingernail toenail epidermis integumentary_system digit half-moon matrix|
|4.||[ verb ] (law,criminal law) take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police|
|Synonyms:||arrest pick_up apprehend nab collar cop|
|Related terms:||clutch seize bull apprehension apprehender|
|5.||[ verb ] hit hard|
|Synonyms:||smash blast boom|
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
|Related terms:||hit blast|
|6.||[ verb ] succeed at easily|
|Synonyms:||sweep_through make_it breeze_through pass_with_flying_colors sail_through ace pass|
"She sailed through her exams" "You will pass with flying colors" "She nailed her astrophysics course"
|Related terms:||fail succeed pass breeze_through ace|
|7.||[ verb ] locate exactly|
"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?" "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
|Related terms:||locate speck|
|8.||[ verb ] succeed in obtaining a position|
"He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
|9.||[ verb ] (american football,games) complete a pass, in football|
|Related terms:||play football|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4772|
|11.||[ noun ] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard|