What does tenpenny nail mean?

Definitions for tenpenny nail
ten·pen·ny nail

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tenpenny nail.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenpenny nailnoun

    a nail 3 inches long


  1. tenpenny nail

    A tenpenny nail is a specific type of nail in traditional carpentry. It is approximately 3 inches long, although the exact length can slightly vary. The term "tenpenny" is derived from the historical pricing system where a thousand nails of this size cost ten pennies. It is also the unit used in the United States to measure nail size.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce tenpenny nail?

How to say tenpenny nail in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenpenny nail in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenpenny nail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Translations for tenpenny nail

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for tenpenny nail »


Find a translation for the tenpenny nail definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tenpenny nail." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tenpenny+nail>.

Discuss these tenpenny nail definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for tenpenny nail? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. endeavor
    • B. mediocrity
    • C. bias
    • D. temptation

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tenpenny nail: