doornail doornail  /ˈdɔr ˌneɪl/


  • (n) a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors


  1. OPA was dead; dead as a doornail.
  2. Like poor Marley, looks like the Michigan re-vote is as dead as a doornail.
  3. Vandenberg's candidacy was dead as a doornail.



  1. "It's dead as a doornail," said Norm Sterling, a party veteran who appeared satisfied with the shift in policy. "The people have spoken and we've listened."
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Norm Sterling Source: Toronto Star

  2. Aaron Eckhart says his villainous Dark Knight alter ego is "dead as a doornail" following his construction site plunge and will not pop up in future Christopher Nolan Bat-flicks.
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Aaron Eckart Source: TV Guide

  3. "It came out deader than a doornail," Zoeller said of his birdie putt. "I used the wrong club. I should have used a pitching wedge or a 9-iron. I should have eliminated the fringe."
    on Feb 22, 2004 By: Fuzzy Zoeller Source: USA Today

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