nailhead nailhead


  1. (n) something resembling the head of a nail that is used as an ornamental device
  2. (n) flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point


  1. His clients liked Copley in part because everything in his work, from a nailhead in a chair to the exact gleam on red mahogany, was earnestly weighed and measured.
  2. Hit it on the nailhead, sg.
  3. You have hit it on the nailhead.


  1. Riveting decor

    The Portsmouth chair evokes the structure of old sailing vessels, with nailhead-trimmed upholstery. Riveted metal gives these lights an indus- trial look.
    on October 11, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Nail-heads and rivets — at home in both contemporary and traditional decor — are having a moment

    If you lived in a comfortable home in 17th-century France or 19th-century England, your chairs might well have been embellished with nailhead trim. It was a clever, decorative way for craftsmen to secure materials to upholstered furniture.
    on October 6, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

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