Definition of eightpenny nail in US English:

eightpenny nail


  • A nail that is 2.5 inches (64 mm) long.

    • ‘Go down to Leslie's and tell him to send me a good claw hammer and three pounds of eightpenny nails.’
    • ‘Boards should be nailed with two eightpenny nails at each bearing.’


eightpenny nail

/ˈātpenē ˌnāl/