Definition of nailer in English:



  • 1historical A maker of nails.

    • ‘The village of Cloone in 1901 was full of taillers, nailers, dress-makes and part-time farmers which the author recalls.’
  • 2A power tool for inserting nails.

    • ‘Another interesting joinery detail is the use of angled supports through mortised and wedged into the end joists as nailers for the interior cornice.’
    • ‘Cut a board to fit; and secure it to the nailer and any joists with screws.’
    • ‘When nailing some of the denser woods with hand or air nailers, installers may encounter splitting tongues, as well as failure to secure the fastener even after repeated attempts.’
    • ‘All joints must be glued and the trim fastened with brads, preferably using pneumatic nailers, which leave very small fastener holes.’
    • ‘The tubing can also be suspended in the air below wooden floors or be stapled on top of the sub floor between nailers.’