Nail-house Definition

noun

A private home whose owner refuses to move to clear way for new real estate developments despite offers of huge monetary sums from a private developer or expropriation attempts by the government.

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Other Word Forms of Nail-house

Noun

Singular:
nail-house
Plural:
nail houses

Origin of Nail-house

  • From calque translation of Mandarin 钉子户 (dīngzihù, “nail house”)

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