Definition of unnail in English:

unnail

verb

[with object]
  • Unfasten by the removal of nails.

    ‘Sam unnailed the boards from a fence’
    • ‘At the same instant, the safety bar came unnailed from the plywood and popped out.’
    • ‘The snow was then rolled up in the sheets and lowered through openings in the floor made by removing boards that were left unnailed for that purpose.’
    • ‘The next couple of rows were left unnailed.’
    • ‘This the Cross used during Good Friday services for the unnailing ceremony.’
    • ‘It had an unfortunate habit of jumping off the bathroom wall and the little Mexican talismans would become unnailed.’
    • ‘The cannon were precipitately spiked - so badly that they were unnailed the same evening - and the bulk of the garrison left.’
    • ‘As with the sides, the flaring edges or unnailed edges of the strips should face outdoors.’
    • ‘Now, after they have unnailed my hands and feet, I'm in my Mother's arms.’
    • ‘You'll will each have a single room with sea view and we are unnailing the windows so you can entertain guests out of hours.’
    • ‘The wheels were depicted in such detail that even the unnailed iron banding is clearly visible.’
    • ‘From the pictures you sent, I can see that the boards have cupped slightly, causing the unnailed, groove side of each floor board to rise.’
    • ‘It acts as a toggle for either nailing or unnailing the current window.’
    • ‘Madeleine will not go gently into this sinister night, nor will Usher let her, insisting that her coffin remain unnailed, which, in effect, precipitates a supernatural spill between worlds.’
    • ‘There'll be a vesper service commemorating the unnailing of Christ from the Cross, Burial of Our Lord at 3 p.m.’
    • ‘If you went home and left one board unnailed, someone would say the building is falling apart.’
    • ‘So they take hammers and pincers, to perform the sacred and sad unnailing from the Cross, while your pierced Mama stretches out Her maternal arms to receive You on Her lap.’

Pronunciation

unnail

/ʌnˈneɪl/